Merits and Demerits for cooperation
I want to answer yus&bonsai's questions! But they are my ideas.
・Merits of cooperation・
First, I think they can have a long-range view for education of English. It's the present condition that each kind of schools' aims are different. So they are not easy to cooperate with other kind of schools now. But, I think it is important to recognize eacn other's aims. So it is good for teachers and to cooperate.
Second, I think students can have more motivation for study English by cooperatong. To tell the truth, I feel they can't know why study English now. It's because they can't find connection between English class in elementrary schools and junior high schools, or junior high schools and high schools. So they can have own aims by cooperating.
・Demerits of cooperation・
We have some exams to enter upper schools. So junior high schools and high schools tend to focus on grammer. But elementary schools focus on communication ability. It's a kind of cause to difficult to cooperate with each other.
But, to become a subject in elementary schools, it is important to cooperate. And I think we have to teach English to students with all teashers cooperating.