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political\\ science;\\ education;\\ educational;\\ research;\\ analysis;\\ study;\\ academic\\ research;\\ creative\\ writing DC.description article\\ 4\\ in\\ 2005\\ in\\ the\\ electronic\\ journal\\ of\\ contemporary\\ japanese\\ studies DCTERMS.abstract The\\ quality\\ of\\ teachers・daily\\ social\\ and\\ intellectual\\ interactions\\ is\\ influenced\\ by\\ effective\\ communication\\ and\\ interpersonal\\ skills.\\ Moreover,\\ when\\ considering\\ the\\ relationships\\ between\\ Japanese\\ and\\ non-Japanese\\ teachers\\ who\\ work\\ together,\\ the\\ quality\\ of\\ their\\ relationships\\ may\\ need\\ to\\ be\\ assessed\\ in\\ terms\\ of\\ their\\ willingness\\ to\\ communicate\\ with\\ persons\\ from\\ different\\ cultures,\\ and\\ the\\ ability\\ to\\ do\\ so\\ while\\ respecting\\ cultural\\ differences.\\ This\\ paper\\ examines\\ these\\ two\\ issues\\ in\\ the\\ cognition\\ of\\ four\\ Japanese\\ teachers\\ at\\ a\\ senior\\ high\\ school\\ in\\ Japan.\\ The\\ principles\\ for\\ communicating\\ with\\ people\\ from\\ other\\ cultures\\ are\\ first\\ defined\\ in\\ terms\\ of\\ cultural\\ fluency\\ and\\ the\\ Willingness\\ to\\ Communicate\\ (WTC),\\ which\\ two\\ determinants\\ of\\ successful\\ intercultural\\ communication.\\ Repertory\\ grids\\ were\\ used\\ to\\ elicit\\ teachers・perceptions\\ of\\ effective\\ intercultural\\ communicators,\\ and\\ they\\ used\\ concept\\ maps\\ share\\ their\\ understanding\\ of\\ intercultural\\ communication.\\ Conversations\\ with\\ the\\ four\\ Japanese\\ teachers\\ revealed\\ that\\ they\\ do\\ not\\ see\\ cultural\\ fluency\\ as\\ a\\ special\\ skill\\ but\\ as\\ a\\ combination\\ of\\ experience\\ and\\ insight\\ gained\\ from\\ intercultural\\ interactions.\\ The\\ consensus\\ among\\ the\\ four\\ teachers\\ is\\ that\\ it\\ is\\ natural\\ for\\ them\\ to\\ use\\ interpersonal\\ skills\\ in\\ communicating\\ with\\ people\\ from\\ different\\ cultures\\ because\\ they\\ are\\ interacting\\ with\\ other\\ individuals.\\ The\\ conclusion\\ to\\ this\\ investigation\\ was\\ that\\ the\\ four\\ teachers\\ realise\\ that\\ communication\\ with\\ non-Japanese\\ colleagues\\ requires\\ a\\ purpose\\ beyond\\ the\\ practice\\ of\\ language\\ skills.\\ However,\\ while\\ they\\ understand\\ that\\ intercultural\\ communication\\ requires\\ effective\\ interpersonal\\ skills,\\ they\\ also\\ believe\\ that\\ good\\ language\\ skills\\ will\\ give\\ them\\ the\\ confidence\\ to\\ communicate\\ in\\ English. DC.publisher electronic\\ journal\\ of\\ contemporary\\ japanese\\ studies DCTERMS.isPartOf\\ electronic\\ journal\\ of\\ contemporary\\ japanese\\ studies DCTERMS.isPartOf\\ urn:ISSN:1476-9158 DC.contributor Dr.\\ Peter\\ Matanle,\\ General\\ Editor,\\ electronic\\ journal\\ of\\ contemporary\\ japanese\\ studies DCTERMS.issued 2005-08-19 DC.type Text DCTERMS.bibliographicCitation Walker,\\ Natasha\\ N.\\ (2005)\\ Investigating\\ the\\ Cognition\\ Behind\\ the\\ Intercultural\\ Interactions\\ of\\ Four\\ Japanese\\ Teachers\\ of\\ English\\ as\\ a\\ Foreign\\ Language,\\ electronic\\ journal\\ of\\ contemporary\\ japanese\\ studies,\\ Article\\ 4\\ in\\ 2005,\\ At:\\ http://www.japanesestudies.org.uk/articles/2005/Walker.html DC.format text/html DC.format 100192\\ bytes DC.identifier http://www.japanesestudies.org.uk/articles/2005/Walker.html DC.language en DC.rights http://www.japanesestudies.org.uk/contents/copyright.html vti_charset:SR|windows-1252