- 徳島文理大学研究紀要 (ISSN:02869829)
- vol.81, pp.21-30, 2011-03
This paper investigates how Japanese college students perceive "school" based on which TV dramas depicting "school life," among hundreds based on this theme, they choose to watch and which parts of these TV dramas they value or criticize. In order to find the aspects they like most and sympathize highly in such programs, I adopted a 10-score scale which evaluates businessmen's basic 12 skills such as the skill to suppress psychological stresses, the one to commit in a project, and the one to organize possible plans in advance. This scale was originally proposed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in 2006 and is now widely used for judging various skills, other than academic study skills, of college students or businessmen. Japanese TV "school life" dramas tend to avoid scenes of studying in classrooms because they are boring to viewers, so that the businessmen's scale is ideal for the students to evaluate their favorite TV dramas. The 16 college students I surveyed cited 15 different TV dramas such as Gokusen(Lady Yakuza Teacher), GTO(Great Teacher Mr. Onizuka), My Boss and My Hero(Big Brother, or my Classmate),Joo no Kyoshitsu(Tyrant Queen Controlling Classroom), Dragon Sakura(Cherry Tree in Dragon HighSchool) or Kinpachi Sensei(Kinpachi, our Teacher). As for the evaluation of their favorite dramas, I found, through the analysis of the gathered data, the tendency for the college students to value mosthighly dramas and characters in the fields they feel their skills are weak, and not to value in the fields they feel their skills are strong. I presupposed, however, that these phenomena are only on the surface and discussed further as to what is going on deep in their minds. *Acknowledgment: This work includes the result of the research supported by KAKENHI (20530870),or Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) ["Establishing the Method to Develop Presentation Skills and the Criteria in Evaluating Presentations by Referring to the FINNISH METHOD of Education"]by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). The 12 skills included in the businessmen's evaluation scale correspond to various curricular items to be taught in what is called "the FINNISHMETHOD of education."