Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course) Division of Educational Sciences International Education Development Program
Lecture Code WNE02501 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Development of Early Childhood Care and Education II
Subject Name
ヨウジキョウイク・ホイクカイハツロン II
Subject Name in
Development of Early Childhood Care and Education II
Instructor MIWA CHIAKI
ミワ チアキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Tues1-4:IDEC 203
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
(More Details)
Lectures, Discussion, and student presentations.  The Zoom URL will be shown in the Moodle course site.  
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students
Keywords SDG_04 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course is intended to generate an understanding of major practices of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) and consider how access to and quality of ECCE should be improved in developing countries. It consists of three parts. The first part analyzes the current situation of ECCE in a developing world, with a focus on access expansion. The second part examines quality issues of ECCE by discussing what quality ECCE is like, which ECCE curriculum is most effective, and what kind of evaluation tools are used. The third part looks into the case of ECCE in Japan. After understanding its system, historical development, and major characteristics, participants will discuss the implications of Japanese experiences to ECCE cases in developing countries. Upon completing the course, students will be able to: 1) explain the variety of ECCE curricula along with their merits and demerits; and 2) apply the acquired knowledge and skills for subsector analysis of ECCE in a given country with recommendations for the quantitative and qualitative improvement. 
Class Schedule Part I: Access Expansion of ECCE in Developing Countries
 Session 1 Introduction, Terms, Current situation of ECCE in developing countries
 Session 2 ECCE as non-formal education 1: Community-based program
 Session 3 ECCE as non-formal education 2: Home-based program
 Session 4 Financing in ECCE and roles of the private sector
Part II: Quality of ECCE and its Evaluation 
  Session 5 What is the quality of ECCE?
  Session 6 Different curricula of ECCE in the world 1
 Session 7 Different curricula of ECCE in the world 2
 Session 8 Which program is most effective? 1
 Session 9 Which program is most effective? 2
  Session 10 Evaluation tools
Part III: The Case of ECCE in Japan
 Session 11 Japan's ECCE system
 Session 12 Characteristics of ECCE in Japan
 Session 13 Transition from ECCE to primary education in Japan
 Session 14 Teacher education of ECCE in Japan
  Session 15 Wrap-up

Final-term paper is due in Session 15.  
A detailed reading list will be provided in the first session, and copies of the materials are uploaded in Moodle when available.  
PC or AV used in
(More Details) A PC and a projector for presentations for in-person classes. 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Students are expected to have read the assigned readings before each class, and actively participate in discussions. For the 1st and 2nd sessions, please visit the Bb9 course site beforehand, and download and read the assigned materials.   
Requirements Students are advised to take "Development of Early Childhood Care and Education I" course at the same time.  
Grading Method Participation in discussion (20%),  Comments and questions after each session (20%), and Final-term paper (60%) 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it International Cooperation in ECCE. 
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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