Factors related to student continuation and discontinuation of Japanese in senior secondary school
This research presents insights into reasons why students of Japanese in high school elect to discontinue their studies before year 11, or continue into senior secondary school. The study is national in scope, encompassing both Government and non-Government schools, enabling comparisons across jurisdictions that may reveal incentives and disincentives that operate in particular States. It is hoped that a better understanding of the reasons for student choices, and the impacts of particular institutional and policy settings, will inform development of policy measures at government, jurisdiction and school levels as well as pedagogic approaches to support increased continuation.
This report was compiled for the purpose of informing the work of the Senior Secondary Languages Education Research Project.