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A Bird’s Eye View of the Era of Cross-National Transfer of Educational Models: The Challenge for Comparative Education(Japan Comparative Education Society, 53rd Annual Meetings International Symposium)

2017.06.24

*Please be informed that  the timetable has been changed.

 

Abstract

The field of comparative education has often addressed the theme of transferring educational models and policies across national borders. Model borrowing is a phenomenon seen around the world, including those which have taken place with force under colonization. Now, the global nature of our world today facilitates the spread of global educational model borrowing beyond the boundaries of nation-states at an unprecedented pace. Foreign envoys flock to countries which are seen as “success stories” based on scores of international achievement tests such as PISA and TIMESS, and educational models born from one national or cultural context are transmitted easily through means such as the Internet. Such processes also become business opportunities.

How should we understand and deal with this situation of our times? What is happening, and what are the mechanisms taking place as a model born from the context of one country globalizes or is transplanted in other countries at a pace not seen before. What insights does the field of comparative education have to offer to this theme, to educational borrowing in a new age of global business opportunities?

Such questions will be asked through the presentations of speakers from Finland, Singapore, and Japan, all countries whose educational models have attracted international attention.

 

DATE and TIME

14:45-17:20, June 24th, 2017

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PLACE

Yasuda Auditorium, University of Tokyo

 

PROGRAM

Profiles of speakers is here.

Simultaneous interpreting will be provided. Please book your interpreting equipment.

14:45   Opening Remarks

Chair: Professor Ryoko Tsuneyoshi, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo

14:55   First Presentation (theme: the characteristics, transfer, marketization, etc. of the Finnish model of education)

Professor Riitta Vänskä, Board Member at Invalidisäätiö, Program Manager, Education Export Finland

15:20   Second Presentation (theme: the characteristics, transfer, marketization, etc. of the
Singaporean model of education)

Dr.Goh Chor Boon, Associate Dean, National Institute of Education, Singapore

15:45   Third Presentation (theme: Learning Communities and the Internationalization of Lesson
Study (tentative))

Professor Manabu Sato, Gakushuin University and Professor Emeritus of The University of Tokyo

16:10   BREAK TIME

16:35   Discusion

Discussant: Professor Hideki Maruyama, Associate Professor, Sophia University, Center for Global Discovery

17:20   DISCUSSION

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Registration

If you’re a member of the Japan Comparative Education Society (JCES), please register from the webpage of the 53rd Annual Conference of the JCES.
Also, if you need a translation equipment, please book one from this form.

If you’re not a member of the Japan Comparative Education Society, please book your seat and interpreting equipment (if necessary) from the registration form.
The registration is closed. Thank you very much. 

 

Organized by

The Japan Comparative Education Society

Center for Advanced School Education and Evidence-based Research, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo
(Kiban A Kakenhi project A15H103987 on 21st Century International Education Models Project

 

Link

The Japan Comparative Education Society The 53rd Annual Conference

Center for Excellence in School Education,
The University of Tokyo