Departmental Bulletin Paper ブラジル初等教育の「子どもCan-do」-「人を育てる」日本語教育をめざして-
“Can-Do for Young Learners” in Brazilian Primary Schools : A Theoretical Framework of Japanese Education for Global Citizenship

中島, 永倫子  ,  末永, サンドラ輝美

The number of Japanese language learners (aged 6 to 10) in Brazilian primary schools has recently increased.This has revealed a number of problems such as “Lack of annual curriculum”, “Lack of connection between language and culture”, “Lack of coherence between educational aims and classroom learning”, “Lack of teaching materials”. Our new initiative at the Japan Foundation in São Paulo – Kodomo Can-do (Can-do for Young Learners) − aims to address these issues. Kodomo Can-do is not just a descriptor of language ability, but it is designed to integrate educational aims, cognitive and social skills and language and cultural ability. Based on Brazilian educational system, our objective is to support the Japanese language programme in schools to enhance and develop the abilities of young learners by offering Kodomo Can-do as an educational tool which aligns educational aims and learning activities in a way which is accessible to teachers working in schools. This article introduces the background, theoretical framework and the method of developing the structure with a template. The article also covers a plan for a potential future extension of the project.

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