Ushiro Yuji

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Name
Ushiro Yuji
URL
http://www.u.tsukuba.ac.jp/~ushiro.yuji.gn/
Affiliation
University of Tsukuba
Section
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Job title
Professor
Degree
Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics(University of Tsukuba), Master of Education(University of Tsukuba)

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 1983
 - 
Mar 1987
Hokkaido Asahikawa Nishi Senior High School
 
Apr 1987
 - 
Mar 1990
Hokkaido Rishiri Senior High School
 
Apr 1990
 - 
Mar 1995
Hokkaido Muroran Shimizugaoka Senior High School
 
Apr 1995
 - 
Mar 1998
Associate Professor, Hokkaido University of Education at Kushiro
 
Apr 1998
 - 
Mar 2004
Associate Professor, Institute of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Tsukuba
 

Education

 
 
 - 
1983
Faculty of Education, Hokkaido University of Education
 
1981
 - 
1982
(1981-1982) Department of Psychology, Southern Illionois University
 
Apr 1992
 - 
Mar 1994
English Education, Master's Program in Education, University of Tsukuba
 

Committee Memberships

 
Apr 2013
 - 
Mar 2017
THE JAPAN SOCIETY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDUCATION  President
 
Sep 2010
 - 
Mar 2015
THE ASSOCIATION OF ENGLISH TEACHING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL  President
 
Apr 2010
 - 
Mar 2014
KANTOKOSHINETSU ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH  President
 
Apr 2012
   
 
ELEC  Councilor
 
Jan 2011
 - 
Mar 2014
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages  TESOL Quarterly Editorial Advisory Board
 

Awards & Honors

 
Aug 2011
The 2011 Best Research Article, The Japan Society of English Language Education
 
1994
STEP Grant-in-Aid, STEP
 
1994
Nakamura English Education Award, The Institute of Japan English Education
 

Published Papers

 
How Situation Models Explain Difficulty in Japanese EFL Reading: Evidence From Eye Tracking
Ushiro,Yuji
LET Kyushu-Okinawa BULLETIN   (17) 1-17   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Supporting the Maintenance of Global Coherence With Situational Instruction: Evidence From Eye Movements During EFL Reading.
Ushiro,Yuji;Hosoda,Masaya;Mori,Yoshinobu;Tada,Go;Kimura,Yukino;Tanaka,Natsumi;Amagai,Yuka
JACET JOURNAL   61 89-107   Feb 2017   [Refereed]
How do Japanese EFL readers maintain coherence in narrative memory?
Ushiro,Yuji;Mori,Yoshinobu;Hosoda,Masaya;Tanaka,Natsumi;Dowse,Eleanor;Tada,Go;Nakagawa,Hiroaki
ARELE   (27) 81-96   Mar 2016   [Refereed]
Maintaining the coherence of situation models in EFL reading: Evidence from eye movements.
Ushiro,Yuji;Nahatame,Shingo;Hasegawa,Yusuke;Kimura,Yukino;Hamada,Akira;Tanaka,Natsumi;Hosoda,Masaya;Mori,Yoshinobu
JACET JOURNAL   (60) 37-55   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
This study involved two eye-tracking experiments that investigated whether and how Japanese EFL learners maintain coherent text comprehension (i.e., a situation model). The participants' eye movements were recorded while reading narratives each of...
A generalizability theory study on the assessment of task-based reading performance.
Ushiro,Yuji;Hamada,Akira;Hasegawa,Yusuke;Dowse,Eleanor;Tanaka,Natsumi;Suzuki,Kentaro;Hosoda,Masaya;Mori,Yoshinobu
JLTA Journal   (18) 92-114   Nov 2015   [Refereed]
The present study describes the first step in the development and validation of a task-based reading performance test. We designed 6 information transfer task test items in which test-takers were required to transfer what they comprehended from pa...

Books etc

 
Detecting and Reparing Coherence Breaks in Japanese EFL Reading: Suggestions for Reading Instruction From Eye-Tracking Studies
卯城,祐司
Dec 2016   
英語で教える英文法:場面で導入、活動で理解
卯城,祐司
研究社   Jun 2014   ISBN:978-4-327-41
リテラシーを育てる英語教育の創造
卯城祐司;アレン玉井光江;バトラー後藤裕子
学文社   Sep 2013   ISBN:978-4-7620-23
The Process of Constructing Mental Representations: Investigating the Units of Inferences Activated in Japanese EFL Reading
卯城祐司
Research Project, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Priority (C)(2009-2012) (Project No. 21520632)   2013   
The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2nd ed.).
Byram;M,(Ed.);Ushiro;Y
Routledge   2013   

Teaching Experience

 

Research Grants & Projects

 
MEXT Strategic Plan (Inovation in Learning) (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
Project Year: Dec 2011 - Mar 2013
MEXT Strategic Plan (Five Opinions on Improving English Proficiency) (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Jun 2012
Identifying unit of inference activation and examination of the construction process of mental representation.
Japan Society of for the Promotion of Science: 
Project Year: 2009 - 2012
Investigations on Elementary Scool English Education. (National Institute for Educational Policy Research)
Project Year: Oct 2006 - Mar 2009
Reader's Ability to Flexibly Modify Schema
Japan Society of for the Promotion of Science: 
Project Year: 2002 - 2004

Others

 
Jun 2014
文部科学省委託により、岩手県において実施する英語教育強化地域拠点事業の推進及び事業内容の充実・改善
Sep 2014
文部科学省委託により、群馬県において実施する、外部専門機関と連携した英語指導力向上事業