It is with great joy that we invite you to the 53rd annual meetings of the Japan Comparative Education Society at the Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo Hongo Campus from June 23rd (Friday) to June 25th (Sunday).
Because of construction on the Graduate School of Education building from 2016-2017, forcing the faculty to temporary locations, the rooms will be in different departments. Rooms which will be available in the newly renovated building of the Graduate School of Education will be used as well. The University of Tokyo campus is known for its greenery despite its location in central Tokyo, and we hope this will compensate for the any inconvenience which the above-stated situation may cause.
The public symposium on June 24th will focus our global era of educational borrowing and the educational transfer of policy, with panelists from Finland and Singapore---countries whose educational models have become international. Comparisons will be made with the case of Japan. Simultaneous interpreting is provided, and the symposium will be held in Yasuda Auditorium, a historic building on the Hongo campus. The symposium will be co-sponsored by the Center for Excellence in School Education affiliated to the Graduate School of Education at the University, and the symposium is open to the public. Yasuda Auditorium has just been renovated, preserving its history as the site of various historical events (e.g., student riots), and its utility in its contemporary context.
The University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus meeting will follow the example sent before, and provide online services for submission for presentation, registration, submitting the abstract, etc. This will also apply for the program which will only be available online, and which can be downloaded from the meeting's homepage. We thank you for your cooperation.
We anticipate many participants due to the University's location in central Tokyo. This may result in a large number of presentations and roundtables. It is somewhat of a surprise that the University of Tokyo (Japan's oldest university), has never hosted the meetings on its Hongo Campus. We hope that this Hongo meeting will be an enjoyable one for all of you. For this end, the organizing committee will do its best.
We look forward to seeing you at the 53rd annual meetings of the Society.
The Organizing Committee of the 53rd Annual Meetings of the Japan Comparative Education Society, Chair, Ryoko Tsuneyoshi
Japan Comparative Education Society, 53rd Annual Meetings International Symposium
DATE: June 24th, 2017
PLACE: University of Tokyo, Yasuda Auditorium
The Challenge for Comparative Education
Co-sponsored by the Japan Comparative Education Society and the Center for Advanced School Education and Evidence-based Research(CASEER), the University of Tokyo （Kiban A Kakenhi project A15H103987 on 21st Century International Education Models Project http://www.schoolexcellence.p.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/projects/）
Simultaneous interpreting is provided
・ Introduction of Speakers
Translation Equipment Booking Form for the Symposium
Chair: Professor Ryoko Tsuneyoshi, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo
First Presentation: Professor Riitta Vänskä, Board Member at Invalidisäätiö, Program Manager, Education Export Finland(theme: the characteristics, transfer, marketization, etc. of the Finnish model of education)
Second Presentation: Dr.Goh Chor Boon, Associate Dean, National Institute of Education, Singapore (theme: the characteristics, transfer, marketization, etc. of the Singaporean model of education)
Third Presentation： Professor Manabu Sato, Gakushuin University and Professor Emeritus of The University of Tokyo (theme: Learning Communities and the Internationalization of Lesson Study (tentative))
Discussant: Professor Hideki Maruyama, Associate Professor, Sophia University, Center for Global Discovery
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.
Introduction of Speakers
Program Manager, Education Export Finland
Riitta Vanska has more than 20 years of experience in international learning projects. She has been an initiator and promoter for many successful global digital learning projects. Her educational background is in Information Management and Distant Learning. During the years 2009-2012, she worked in many African countries developing and implementing mobile learning solutions for K12 learners. Lately, she has been working in a government funded project, Education Export Finland, helping Finnish companies and institutions in advancing education export activities
Goh Chor Boon
Associate Dean, NIE International, National Institute of Education, Singapore
Goh Chor Boon (Ph.D.) is the Associate Dean and General Manager of NIE International, the official consultancy arm of the National Institute of Education (NIE). Dr.Goh received his B. Sc. (Hons) from the University of London, his M.A. from the University of Oregon and Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales. He has been in the field of education since 1976. He taught in Singapore schools for about a decade before becoming a teacher-trainer at NIE in 1985. He served in many policy-making committees at the Ministry of Education (MOE) and NIE. His current portfolio includes being the Project Director for NIE’s international consultancies on diagnostic studies of countries’ education systems, teacher-education and school leadership training. His most recent book publications are Toward a Better Future: Education and Training for Economic Development in Singapore since 1965 (Washington D.C.: World Bank Publication, 2008), in which he is one of the co-editors and authors, Technology and Entrepot Colonialism in Singapore, 1819-1940 (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asia Studies, 2013) and From Traders to Innovators: Science and Technology in Singapore since 1965 (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asia Studies, 2016).
Professor of Gakushuin University
Manabu Sato - Professor of Gakushuin University and Professor Emeritus of The University of Tokyo, the past Director of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of Japan Council of Sciences. He served as dean of the Graduate School of Education of The University of Tokyo from 2004 to 2006. He was also a visiting professor to Harvard University and New York University, and an invited professor of El Colegio de Mexico and Berlin Free University. He was the past president of the Japanese Educational Research Association. Professor Sato has published more than 20 books, about 100 editorial books and nearly 200 academic papers. Many of his books and papers have been translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Thai. Professor Sato's multiple contributions have been recognized in the world. For instance, he was elected to be a member of National Academy of Education in the United States, and in 2009, he was appointed the Inaugural Fellow of American Educational Research Association. In addition, he was a winner of the Asian Publishing Award in 2012. Book topics include those on American curriculum reform, teachers and teaching, school reform and learning communities, etc.
Associate Professor, Center for Global Discovery at Sophia University
Hideki Maruyama is an Associate Professor, Center for Global Discovery, Sophia University and a research fellow of National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER) of Japan. He has been an advisor for non-formal education and alternative learning projects conducted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the World Bank (2008-). He was the OECD-PISA Governing Board member from the Japanese government (2014-2015) and an advisor for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) for school networks and the Japanese Ministry of Education (2011-2014). He earned his Ph.D. at the Department of Education in Sophia University. His research theme is education for sustainable future, focusing on immigrants and refugees, reflective learning in the AI age, and transformative learning at the Global Compact activities. His recent publications are “The Possibility of Non-formal Education (2013, co-editor, Shinhyoron)” and “Non-formal Education of Transnational Immigrants (2016, Akashishoten)”.
Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo
Ryoko Tsuneyoshi is a professor at the Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo, the present head of the Secondary School affiliated to the Graduate School of Education (2015-2017). She was the former Director for the Center of Excellence in School Education (2013-2015) (currently Center for Advanced School Education and Evidence-based Research(CASEER)) co-hosting this conference. She earned her Ph.D. at the Department of Sociology at Princeton University. She conducts cross-cultural comparisons of schooling through fieldwork, and she has also written extensively on international comparisons and multicultural issues. She has researched and offered assistance to educators and policymakers in regards to Japanese social and emotional learning (http://www.p.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~tsunelab/tokkatsu/). Her books include: Ningenkeisei no Nichibei Hikaku (1992, Chuokoronshinsha), The Japanese Model of Schooling: Comparisons with the United States (2001, RoutledgeFalmer), and Minorities and Education in Multicultural Japan (2010, coedited with K. Okano and S. Boocock).
To the Members of JCES,
The 53rd JCES Annual Conference will be held at the University of Tokyo from 23 to 25 June 2017. It is the first time to hold the conference at the University of Tokyo, and a public symposium will be held at Yasuda Auditorium. We are very much looking forward to your participation and seeing you in the conference.
Chairperson Ryoko TSUNEYOSHI
Vice-Chairpersons Hideto FUKUDOME
The 53rd JCES Annual Conference Steering Committee
Friday, 23 June to Sunday, 25 June 2017
The University of Tokyo(Hongo Campus in Bunkyo ward, Tokyo, Japan)
Access Map: http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/content/400020133.pdf
■ Nearest Stations
1. Subway Marunouchi Line, Hongo-sanchome Station (8 min. walk)
2. Subway Oedo Line, Hongo-sanchome Station (6 min. walk)
■ From JR Tokyo Station (6 min.):
・ Subway Marunouchi Line to Hongo-sanchome
■ From Haneda Airport (40 min.):
・ Tokyo Mono-rail to Hamamatsucho → JR Yamanote Line to Tokyo → Subway Marunouchi Line to Hongo-sanchome
■ From Narita International Airport (70 min.):
・ JR Narita Express to Tokyo → Subway Marunouchi Line to Hongo-sanchome
|Venues at Hongo Campus||Programs|
|Faculty of Law & Letters Bldg. 1||2||・ Registration|
|Faculty of Law & Letters Bldg. 1||2||・ Round-table Sessions|
・ Parallel Sessions (Research Presentations)
・ Panel Discussions
|Yasuda Auditorium||3||・ Public Symposium|
・ General Assembly
|Chuo Refectory (underground)||4||・ Reception|
Hongo Campus Map: http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/content/400020145.pdf
|Website Open for Download||3 March 2017|
|Deadline of Presentation Application||3 April 2017 at 18:00 hours (Japan Time)|
|Abstract Submission||5 April till 9 May 2017 at 18:00 hours (Japan Time)|
|Conference Program Upload||8 May 2017|
|Deadline of Early Bird Registration||31 May 2017|
The table is the registration fee rates for the 53rd JCES Annual Conference. Please be noted that fee is not reimbursable once it is paid.
(before 31 May))
(after 31 May)
|Registration fee||Member / Temporary member||4,000 JPY||5,000 JPY|
|Student||3,000 JPY||4,000 JPY|
|Reception fee||Member / Temporary member||3,500 JPY||4,000 JPY|
|Student||2,500 JPY||3,000 JPY|
＊ Once you register via online system, you will receive a confirmation mail. Please refer to the bank account in the mail, and transfer the registration fee (and also reception fee if needed) by 31 May 2017.
＊ The receipts of registration and reception fee will be provided on site. Please keep your bank receipt.
＊ If you are unable to transfer the fee by 31 May 2017, you will be required to pay regular fee on the conference site. Please note that a bank transfer is not acceptable after 1 June 2017.
＊ Payment by credit card will be available on our website as well.
Chuo Refectory is open from 11:00 to 14:00 on both Saturday, 24 June and Sunday, 25 June, and participants will be able to have lunch there.
Please find your own accommodation as there are a variety of hotels in Tokyo.
c/o Associate Professor Yuto Kitamura,
The 53rd Japan Comparative Education Society Annual Conference
Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, JAPAN