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Questionnaire: Non-Japanese Parents

Author:Author unknown, Issue: February 2001, Topic: Events

  1. Nationality, occupation of husband
    • Nationality, occupation of wife
  2. How long have you been living in the Tsukuba area?
  3. How long are you planning to stay in Japan?
  4. Age of your children (please list all of your children)
  5. What language(s) do you use at home?
  6. Where are your children studying or being cared for? (nursury, kindergarten, elementary school, junior high school, etc.)
    • Are any of them attending an international school?
  7. How well can your children communicate in:
    • mother tongue
    • Japanese
    • a third language (please specify)
  8. If the mother tongue is not English, are your children studying English?
  9. Does your child have Japanese friends? (Y/N)
  10. Does your child have problems in school? (Y/N)
    • If yes, could you describe the nature of the problem?
  11. What kind of education would you think is desirable while you are in Japan?
    • full-time schooling in an international school
    • local Japanese school plus supplements after regular school hours
    • local Japanese school plus supplements on weekends
    • other (please specify)
  12. Contents of education
    • similar to that in your own country
    • a standard international school curriculum
    • Japanese system
    • other (please specify)
  13. Language of Instruction
    • Japanese
    • English
    • Your Mother Tongue
    • other (please specify)
  14. Ideal makeup of class
    • non-Japanese children only (mixed countries of origin)
    • non-Japanese children from your country only
    • Japanese and non-Japanese children
  15. Kind of school: select the levels you need
    • preschool
    • kindergarten
    • elementary school
    • junior high school
    • senior high school
  16. Tuition costs
    • parents cover all costs
    • parents cover part of cost supplemented by some fund
  17. Please write your comments on the international school system in Tsukuba. (Attach an extra sheet if necessary.)

Please return by April 15, 2001 to Tokio Ohska at the International Collaboration Office, KEK 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, 305-0801, phone: 0298-64-5123, email: ohska[at]post.kek.jp

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