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Japan’s International Cooperation in Education: History and Prospects

Since the Education for All (EFA) World Conference in 1990, education has been recognized as a basic learning need. Echoing the trend, Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) has also emphasized education as an enabler to achieve various development goals. In academia, specific features of Japan’s international cooperation in education have been recognized, but such features and their historical underpinnings have yet to be systematically analyzed.

Therefore, this study examines Japan’s international cooperation in education from the 1950s and investigates how it has been shaped and administered by various stakeholders such as the Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), researchers and other actors. As a culmination of this research, the book will be published featuring a comprehensive analysis of the aims, contributions, challenges and achievements of Japan’s international cooperation in education, providing not only a chronicle of the history of such efforts but also recommendations to guide future policy and implementation.

(Pre-Publishing Announcement)
Title: Japan’s International Cooperation in Education: History and Prospects

Editors:
Nobuko Kayashima
Senior Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)/Senior Research Advisor, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development

Kazuo Kuroda
Professor, Waseda University Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies/Visiting Research Fellow, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development

Yuto Kitamura
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo

Contents:
(Chapter titles are tentative titles.)

[Chapter 1]
Japan’s International Cooperation in Education: An Overview
-Nobuko Kayashima, Senior Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)/Senior Research Advisor, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development
-Kazuo Kuroda, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University/Visiting Research Fellow, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development
-Yuto Kitamura, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo

[Chapter 2]
Japan’s Education International Cooperation Policy before 1990: Controversy and Hesitancy toward Interventions for Basic Education
-Yasuo Saito, Researcher Emeritus, National Institute for Educational Policy Research

[Chapter 3]
The Evolution of Japan’s International Education Cooperation Policy after 1990: Between the Discourse of International Development and Domestic Factors
-Kazuhiro Yoshida, Professor and Director, Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education, Hiroshima University

[Chapter 4]
Japan’s International Cooperation in the field of School Construction: The Evolution amid Changing Internal and External Policy Environments
-Taeko Okitsu, Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Culture, Faculty of Language and Literature, Otsuma Woman's University

[Chapter 5]
Improvement of Teacher Classroom Practices for Quality Teaching and Learning: the Japanese Approaches
-Shinichi Ishihara, Professor, Graduate School of Education, Okayama University
-Jun Kawaguchi, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba

[Chapter 6]
Capacity Development in Education Governance and Improvement in School-based Management: the Japanese Approaches
-Yoko Ishida, Professor, Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education, Hiroshima University
-Taeko Okitsu, Associate Professor, Department of Communication and Culture, Faculty of Language and Literature, Otsuma Woman's University

[Chapter 7]
Japan’s Governmental Assistance in TVET for Industrial Human Resource Development: Changing Patterns of JICA’s project-based cooperation
-Shoko Yamada, Professor, Applied Social System Institute and Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University
-Astushi Tsujimoto, Research Officer, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Developmen
-Yuki Shimazu, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Nagoya University

[Chapter 8]
Private-sector-led Cooperation in Industrial Human Resource Development: The Case of the Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships (AOTS)
-Yuki Shimazu, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University
-Astushi Tsujimoto, Research Officer, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development
-Shoko Yamada, Professor, Applied Social System Institute and Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University

[Chapter 9]
Japan’s ODA for the Development of Higher Education Institutions in Developing Countries: Supporting Leading Universities for Human Resource Development and Knowledge Creation and Diffusion
-Nobuko Kayashima, Senior Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)/Senior Research Advisor, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development

[Chapter 10]
Japan’s ODA Scholarship Programs for International Students: Significance of Accepting International Students through Japan’s ODA
-Miki Sugimura, Vice President for Global Academic Affairs, Professor, Faculty of Human Sciences, Sophia University/ Visiting Research Fellow, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development
-Nobuko Kayashima, Senior Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)/Senior Research Advisor, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development

[Chapter 11]
Japan’s Evolving Partnerships with International Organizations in the Education Sector: A Retrospective Review from 1950s-2000s
-Naoko Arakawa, Individual Consultant (Former Research Officer in Education, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development)
-Yuto Kitamura, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo

[Chapter 12]
Japan’s Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) for Education: From Service Providers to Change Agents
-Takafumi Miyake, Secretary General, Japan NGO Network for Education (JNNE)
-Rie Koarai, Deputy Secretary General, Japan NGO Network for Education (JNNE)/Advisor, Afghanistan Programme, Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA)

[Chapter 13]
Japan’s ODA Loans for Education: Cooperation for Self-reliant Development through Human Resource Development and Promotion of Multi-layered Mutual Exchange
-Izuru Kimura, Deputy Chief Secretary, Office of the President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

[Chapter 14]
Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers for Education: Civil Participation for 50 Years
-Hideki Maruyama, Professor, Faculty of Global Studies, Sophia University

[Chapter 15]
Emergence and Transformation of Japan’s international Cooperation in Education: Analytical Exporation of Theoretical and Historical Factors
-Kazuo Kuroda, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University/Visiting Research Fellow, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development
-Nobuko Kayashima, Senior Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)/Senior Research Advisor, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development
-Yuto Kitamura, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo

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