University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0713
Survey Title 1st Basic Survey on English Teaching in Elementary Schools (Survey of Teachers), 2006
Depositor Benesse Educational Research and Development Institute
(Former Name:Benesse Corporation)
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Summary This survey was conducted for the purpose of understanding the actual state of English language education (activities) in public elementary schools and attitudes of teachers toward elementary school English. The survey was designed to enable longitudinal comparison of changes in the state of implementation of English language education in elementary schools.

The characteristics of this survey may be summarized as follows:
 1. Allows broad assessment of the actual state of English language education (activities) in public elementary schools
 2. Allows assessment of differences due to the actual state of English language education
 3. Broad questioning of the attitude of teachers toward English language education
 4. Designed for longitudinal comparison
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Teachers in public elementary schools in Japan (curriculum coordinators)
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 3,503 people (number of questionnaires distributed: 10,000, response rate: 35.0%)
Date of Collection 2006-07 ~ 2006-08
Time Period 2006 ~ 2006
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure Probability: Simple random
Curriculum coordinators at 10,000 schools randomly sampled from a nationwide list of public elementary schools were asked to respond
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Mail survey
Investigator Benesse Educational Research & Development Institute
(Former Name: Benesse Corporation)

DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0713
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Please refer to the abstract in Japanese.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items (1) Respondents 
- Gender
- Age
- Homeroom students’ school year
- Length of service at current school
- Subjects respondent works hard on and hours spent
- Whether or not respondent has experience being in charge of English language education
- Likes and dislikes of English
- Confidence in teaching English

(2) Regarding school of employment
- School location
- School municipality
- Total number of students
- Region in which the school is located
- School’s characteristics
- Type of school

(3) Actual state of English language activities
- Whether or not English language education is implemented
- Year when English language education began
- Position in curriculum
- Number of class hours per year
- English language education content

(4) English language activity instructors  
- People involved in English language education
- Coordinators
- Frequency of ALT visits
- About ALT  

(5) English language education training
- Frequency of on-campus training
- Percentage of participation in off-campus training
- Organization that leads off-campus training

(6) Present status and issues of English language education
- Present status of English language education
- Issues facing English language education
- Overall evaluation

(7) Regarding English language education teaching plans/teaching materials/evaluation 
- References when creating teaching plans
- English language teaching materials used
- Materials for evaluating English language education

(8) Attitude and state of English language education teachers
- Stress on teachers
- Changes in teachers
- Presence of conversations about English language education

(9) State of guardians and children on English language education
- State of guardians
- Changes in children

(10) Opinions of English language education
- Pros and cons of English language education
- English language ability that should be acquired
- Important points in English language education
- Attitude toward English language education
- Desired starting year  

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2013/12/25
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Compulsory and pre-school education
Language and linguistics
Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 2013-12-25
Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.