JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/56084
FullText URL oer_050_1_057_070.pdf
Author Oka, Masumi| Hirota, Yoko| Uzuka, Mariko|
Publication Title Okayama Economic Review
Published Date 2018-07-02
Volume volume50
Issue issue1
Start Page 57
End Page 70
ISSN 2433-4146
language 日本語
Copyright Holders Copyright © 2018 岡山大学経済学会
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NAID 120006484390
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/54160
Title Alternative Collaboration between the International Student Advisor's Room of the International Center and a Lecturer in Charge of International Students in the Faculty of Economics: April 2000 - March 2015
FullText URL oer_047_3_065_081.pdf
Author Oka, Masumi| Hirota, Yoko|
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 2016-03-19
Volume volume47
Issue issue3
Start Page 65
End Page 81
ISSN 0386-3069
language 日本語
Copyright Holders Copyright © 2016 岡山大学経済学会
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NAID 120005740498
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/54152
Title Alternative Looking Back on the History of International Student Support Network Peach(The Second Half) −For Further Improvements of the Short-term Homestay Programme−
FullText URL oer_047_2_205_226.pdf
Author Hirota, Yoko| Oka, Masumi|
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 2016-02-23
Volume volume47
Issue issue2
Start Page 205
End Page 226
ISSN 0386-3069
language 日本語
Copyright Holders Copyright © 2016 岡山大学経済学会
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NAID 120005740492
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/53548
Title Alternative Looking Back on the History of International Student Support Network Peach (The First Half) −For Further Improvements of the Short-term Homestay Programme-
FullText URL oer_047_1_001_014.pdf
Author Hirota, Yoko| Oka, Masumi|
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 2015-07-02
Volume volume47
Issue issue1
Start Page 1
End Page 14
ISSN 0386-3069
language 日本語
Copyright Holders Copyright © 2015 岡山大学経済学会
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NAID 120005627384
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/40932
Title Alternative On the reform of the ‘Japanese Studies’ programme in Okayama University
FullText URL oer_033_3_001_017.pdf
Author Hirota, Yoko| Oka, Masumi|
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 2001-12-10
Volume volume33
Issue issue3
Start Page 1
End Page 17
ISSN 0386-3069
language 日本語
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NAID 110000130108
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/40595
FullText URL oer_034_1_049_055.pdf
Author Hirota, Yoko|
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 2002-06-10
Volume volume34
Issue issue1
Start Page 49
End Page 55
ISSN 0386-3069
language 英語
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NAID 110000130123
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/40586
Title Alternative The Student Exchange Programme between Okayama University and the University of Edinburgh : Receiving Overseas Students
FullText URL oer_035_2_037_052.pdf
Author Hirota, Yoko| Oka, Masumi|
Abstract Hirota and Oka (2003) showed in great detail the process which led to the academic exchange between Okayama University’s Faculty of Economics and the University of Edinburgh’s Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, and was concerned mainly in the procedure of sending students to the University of Edinburgh. This paper will focus on the procedure and the actual situation concerning the receiving of students from the University of Edinburgh. As the agreement stipulated that up to two exchange students were admitted to each institution per year, Okayama University received 15 students from the University of Edinburgh over a ten−year period. Concerning the student’s ability in acquiring a second language, it could be read as follows ; the students with an upper beginner or intermediate level of Japanese prior to joining the exchange programme, showed great improvement during their stay in Okayama and graduated from the University of Edinburgh, Japanese Studies course or Japanese Studies and Linguistics course with an honours degree. Thus, the programme could be said to have obtained a desirable result in regard not only to student numbers involved in the exchange programme but also to their academic performance. However as it was the first exchange programme that the Faculty of Economics had been engaged in, the teaching staffs involved were troubled by many unexpected problems in relation to the students from Edinburgh. For example, housing and the high cost of rent proved to be a serious problem. As the Faculty of Economics is about to embark upon a new exchange programme with Kangwon National University, the Republic of Korea, we believe that it would be in both the interests of the students and members of staff if we looked back to the exchange programme we had with the University of Edinburgh and attempted to learn from the valuable experiences we had.
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 2003-09-10
Volume volume35
Issue issue2
Start Page 37
End Page 52
ISSN 0386-3069
language 日本語
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NAID 120002647264
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/40583
Title Alternative The Student Exchange Programme between Okayama University and the University of Edinburgh : Sending Students Abroad
FullText URL oer_035_1_019_034.pdf
Author Hirota, Yoko| Oka, Masumi|
Abstract In February 1991, the Faculty of Economics, Okayama University entered into an agreement with the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, the University of Edinburgh, to promote student exchange and academic co−operation. In this paper, we mainly focus on the procedure for sending students on this exchange programme. As it was the first exchange programme that the Faculty of Economics was engaged in, the teaching staff involved had to face problems one after another until the programme got off the ground. The insufficient English language proficiency of the students was always one of the majour concerns. However, spending one academic year abroad broadened students’ outlook remarkably and almost all of them came back to Okayama satisfied with their experiences in Edinburgh. Until 2000 when a faculty−to−faculty agreement promoted to a university−to−university one, as many as 23 students of the Faculty of Economics had been sent to Edinburgh. The programme can be said to have achieved satisfactory results to some extent. So it is worth while examining this experience gained during the past ten years in 1990’s in order to use it for enhancing internationalisation at the Faculty of Economics for the future.
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 2003-06-10
Volume volume35
Issue issue1
Start Page 19
End Page 34
ISSN 0386-3069
language 日本語
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NAID 120002647260
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/40523
Title Alternative A Survey of graduates who were sent to the University of Edinburgh on the Student Exchange Programme
FullText URL oer_036_1_063_079.pdf
Author Hirota, Yoko| Oka, Masumi|
Abstract From 1991 to 2000, 23 students were sent to the University of Edinburgh from the Faculty of Economics, Okayama University on the student exchange programme. The purpose of this study is to learn more about these students and utilize the information from them to enhance the system and the procedure for sending students abroad in the Faculty of Economics. Questions about their preparation before leaving Japan, their purposes, their satisfaction with their experiences in Edinburgh, the effect of studying abroad on their life, their advice for prospective students and so on, were addressed through a survey of these graduates during 2003. About 60% responded to the survey.
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 2004-06-10
Volume volume36
Issue issue1
Start Page 63
End Page 79
ISSN 0386-3069
Related Url http://www.e.okayama-u.ac.jp/gakkai/
language 日本語
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NAID 120002576145
JaLCDOI 10.18926/OER/19852
Title Alternative For further improvements of the short-term homestay programme
FullText URL 41_3_001_017.pdf
Author Hirota, Yoko| Oka, Masumi|
Abstract In 2001, Advisor's Room in International Centre, Okayama University, initiated the short-term (one day or overnight) homestay programme. The aim of this paper is to improve the implementation process of the programme by reviewing the homestay between 2001 and 2008, especially focusing on the period 2004 – 2008 based on the survey of hosts and international students participating in the programme. A total of 133 students (a response rate 95%) and 136 hosts (a response rate 97%) responded to the survey. The findings show a fairly high level of student satisfaction with the programme and a good level of communication between hosts and students. The survey results also suggest some problems identified in earlier studies by Hirota & Oka have been resolved. However, 25 percent of the students surveyed still did not write thank you notes to their hosts promptly while many hosts expected them to do. In addition, it was revealed that the passive attitude of some students discouraged their hosts from communicating with them. So the coordinator needs to encourage students to be active and make the most of the opportunity, and students’ personalities can be taken into consideration at the time of matching students to hosts. Lastly, the current matching system also needs to be improved because a limited choice of dates undermined the success of the homestay. Under the current system, there are only four choices of dates which the coordinators arrange based on the university's schedule. Consequently several students have to choose a date even though they have something to do on that day and it also takes a long time to find available hosts. The current matching process is based on student's application including their choice of date and hosts choose which student to take in. So an alternative for more effective matching should be considered: hosts provide their information such as possible dates for stay, number of family members, their pets, and so on, and students choose which family to stay with based on their preference and convenience.
Publication Title 岡山大学経済学会雑誌
Published Date 2009-12-10
Volume volume41
Issue issue3
Start Page 1
End Page 17
ISSN 0386-3069
Related Url http://www.e.okayama-u.ac.jp/~shiryou/gakkaishi.htm
language 日本語
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