Fukuoka JALT:

Developing a Personal Research and Publication Agenda (full title below)

Date: Saturday, March 24th, 2007 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Sandra Lee McKay, San Francisco State University

Description:
Title: Developing a Personal Research and Publication Agenda: Research Strategies for Language Teachers

The first three-hour portion of this event is free and open to the public. Fukuoka JALT is co-sponsoring the first three hours of this weekend Temple University Japan Distinguished Lecturer Series.

The purpose of this presentation is to introduce novice researchers to research methods that can be used to investigate L2 teaching and learning. The presentation will begin with a general introduction to major research purposes and types, with special emphasis on the differences between quantitative and qualitative research.

Bio: Professor Sandra McKay has taught at SFSU, Stanford, Georgetown University, and Temple University Japan. She has been involved in teacher education programs in Chile, Japan, Hong Kong, Hungary, Laos, Latvia, Morocco, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, and Uruguay as a Fulbright scholar and as an academic specialist for the U.S. Dept. of State. Professor McKay was editor of the TESOL Quarterly from 1994 to 1999. She has published articles in the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, the Harvard Educational Review, the Journal of Second Language Writing, the Modern Language Journal, TESOL Quarterly, and TESOL Journal. She has written and edited numerous books. Her books, Teaching English Overseas: An Introduction, and Teaching English as an International Language: Rethinking Goals and Approaches (both published by Oxford University Press), reflect her interest in the teaching of English in a global context. Her most recent book is Researching Second Language Classrooms (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006).

Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Fukuoka JALT)

Cost: free

Venue: Fukuoka Jo Gakuin Tenjin Satellite Campus (9F), Tenjin 2-8-38, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi map

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

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