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A little bit of news from NHK on developments on the ALT front:
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/2016110 ... 71000.html
- They are going to hire more ALTs, boosting the number from the current 4,500 ALTs to 6,400 by 2019.
- The government would also like to ensure that the ALTs get support for living in Japan and is taking steps to provide funding to local governments.
That's about it for details. It makes me wonder if they aren't considering making ALTs full-fledged teachers. Does anyone have any insight into what's going on with this?
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I have no direct insights on that, but its good to see the government is increasing funding.
It would be better if they did provide a track to permanent positions for ALTs who wish to stay. Just having a revolving door of new, inexperienced ones constantly coming and going is a waste of experience and talent.
senseiman wrote:It would be better if they did provide a track to permanent positions for ALTs who wish to stay. Just having a revolving door of new, inexperienced ones constantly coming and going is a waste of experience and talent.
Would like to see dispatch ALT jobs as an apprenticeship with direct hire positions available after a certain time (3 yrs? 5yrs?). That exists informally, but a formal system would help attract and keep decent teachers.
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