Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Educational Sciences
Lecture Code WNA05050 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 日本の教育開発経験
Subject Name
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History of Japanese Educational Development
ミワ チアキ,マルヤマ タカオ,マキ タカヨシ,シミズ キンヤ,ホッタ タイジ,ナカヤ アヤミ,ババ タクヤ,サイトウ カズヒコ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Tues9-10,Fri10, (3T) Fri9:To be announced.
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Online, Starting from 9-10 periods on October 6 (Tue.), Using Zoom along with Bb9. Lecture and Discussion 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 09 : Common Gradate Education
Eligible Students
Keywords SDG_04, History of Education in Japan, Educational Policy, Teacher Education, Early Childhood Care and Education, Elementary and Secondary Education, Higher Education 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
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In the course of educational development after the modernization of the country, Japan struggled with education issues similar to those in developing countries of today, and tried to solve them by analyzing its causes and introducing new policies and reforms. The course will give an overall view of the current education system and policies, and then review pre- and post-war policies from different levels of education, namely, teacher education, early childhood care and education, elementary and secondary education (science, mathematics, and social studies), higher education, and international education cooperation policies.
   Upon a successful completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
1) Explain the process and characteristics of Japanese experience of educational development; and
2) Draw lessons useful for solving education issues of developing nations from the Japanese experience, and discuss their policy implications. 
Class Schedule Session 1: Course introduction, Overview of the education system and policies in Japan (Miwa)
Session 2: Japanese experience of early childhood care and education (ECCE) 1 Access expansion (Miwa)
Session 3: Japanese experience of early childhood care and education (ECCE) 2 Quality improvement and assurance (Miwa)
Session 4: History of teacher education and teacher policies in Japan 1 (Maki)
Session 5: History of teacher education and teacher policies in Japan 2 (Maki)
Session 6: History of elementary and secondary subject education (Science) 1 (Shimizu)
Session 7: History of elementary and secondary subject education (Science) 2 (Shimizu)
Session 8: History of elementary and secondary subject education (Mathematics)1 (Baba)
Session 9: History of elementary and secondary subject education (Mathematics) 2 (Baba)
Session 10: History of elementary and secondary subject education (Social studies) 1 (Nakaya)
Session 11: History of elementary and secondary subject education (Social studies) 2 (Nakaya)
Session 12: History of Japan's international education cooperation policies (Maruyama)
Session 13: History of higher education in Japan 1 (Hotta)
Session 14: History of higher education in Japan 2 (Hotta)
Session 15: History of physical education in Japan (Saito)

A quiz or a short report will be given by each lecturer. A final-term paper will also be assigned. 
JICA. (2004). The History of Japan's Educational Development: What implications can be drawn for developing countries today. Tokyo: JICA.
(Downloadable from http://open_jicareport.jica.go.jp/pdf/11778784.pdf)  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, and audio visual materials 
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Preparation and
Students are expected to have read the relevant chapters of the textbook before each session, and actively participate in discussions. Other reading materials will be announced in the 1st session.  
Requirements Students whose attendance rate is less than two thirds of the entire sessions are not entitled to submit the final-term paper.
This is a compulsory subject for ALL students enrolled in the Master’s course of the International Education Development Program. In case of students enrolled in the Educational Development Course of IDEC, this subject is compulsory ONLY for those overseas students funded by JICA. Other students are also welcome. 
Grading Method Quizzes or short reports by lecturers (40%) and Final-term paper (60%).
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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