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Title: 「平泉=渡辺論争」の再検討
Other Titles: A Reexamination of the “Hiraizumi and Watanabe Debate”
Authors: 南谷, 覺正
Minamitani, Akimasa
Keywords: 英語教育
Issue Date: 27-Feb-2014
Publisher: 群馬大学社会情報学部
Citation: 群馬大学社会情報学部研究論集 21, 73-92, 2014
Abstract: This essay reexamines the well-known 1975 debatebetween Hiraizumi Wataru, who the previous year had presented a plan for radical reform of English education in Japan, and Watanabe Shōichi, who repudiated Watanabe’s scheme as fundamentally flawed and defended the conventional ‘grammarandtranslation’-based approach. Putting their arguments in the historical perspective of the English language and Japanese reveals that they take up all the major controversial issues argued since the introduction of English education in Japan, including the translation method vs. the direct method, communication-orientedEnglish vs. ‘liberalarts education’-oriented English, and whether English should be a compulsory subject of education or is unnecessary. Seen from today’s viewpoint, their discussion is still worth reading because Hiraizumi and Watanabe share, despite the apparent conflict, many common ideas that should be carried on as a valuable legacy, admitting thatmany points in their contentions may be critiqued as outdated.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10087/8182
ISSN: 1346-8812
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