NAVESI Primary School teacher Valevou Doi has become the latest teacher to be awarded the Government of Japan Scholarship.
And in doing so, she hopes to help local teachers learn how to better understand and deal with student attitude issues.
Mrs Doi, who has been teaching for 10 years, will study Educational Psychology at Chichiba University in Japan for 18 months.
She said she hoped the studies would assist her in dealing with the attitude of children towards teachers.
"I hope to tackle and also be equipped as to how to go about dealing with their behaviour and that's why I'm very optimistic with this field of study that I'll be able to come back and implement it to deal with this kind of behaviour," Mrs Doi said.
She said while teachers were trained to enrich the minds of students, there was little training given to help them learn how to handle the behaviour of students.
"I have been teaching for more than a decade and everyday we are faced with so many behaviours that sometimes we don't know how to deal with them," she said.
"I believe going deeper into how we handle this behaviour by understanding more on why the children behave like that will really equip the teachers on how to deal with it."
She added that she hoped to present her learnings to other teachers.
While presenting Mrs Doi's scholarship, Embassy of Japan Charge d Affaires Takeshi Tanabe said he was confident that she would utilise the scholarship opportunity to the best of her ability.
He said the scholarship would lead her to greater success in life as long as she remained committed to her studies.
There have been 128 recipients of the Japanese government scholarship since its inception in 1982.