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Comparative Study of GTA Development in Japan and the U.S.

Comparative Study of GTA Development in Japan and the U.S.

Poster Session from "Weaving Patterns of Practice," 2008 POD Network/NCSPOD Conference.

This poster explores the differences in the systems and training programs for graduate teaching assistants (GTA) in universities in Japan and the U.S. based on a comparative study. In the U.S., each university decides how GTAs are trained and utilized, but in Japan, the Ministry of Education plays an important role. Japanese universities started using GTAs in 1992, supported by public subsidies and regulated by some guidelines from the Ministry, but GTAs have not been fully utilized yet. Participants will learn about the differences between the university-led and government-led GTA systems from international perspectives in the context of faculty development.
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