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The launch of the JICA Development Studies Program

The Graduate Program of Education is pleased to announce the launch of the JICA Development Studies Program

In the Graduate Program of Education, we examine educational phenomena from various perspectives and disciplines, including philosophy, history, sociology, political science, and psychology. One of the strengths of our department lies in its approach to compare policies and practices across different times and locations in order to gain meaningful insights into the nature of education based on human dignity. In collaboration with JICA, we set up and run this JICA Development Studies Program (Education).

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This program aims to nurture new leaders who can contribute to the development of education in developing countries

In this program, we discuss policies and issues related to educational development in developing countries. We then analyze the history and experiences of educational development in Japan in the perspective of the process of modernization and post-World War II reconstruction to present day by comparing it with international trends and policies in other countries. This program aims to nurture new leaders who can contribute to the development of education in developing countries.

Target Students

The main target of this program is JICA-supported scholars (JICA scholarship students). JICA-supported scholars will receive a certificate of completion if they complete at least two of the three courses (4 credits in total).
International and Japanese students who are not JICA scholars will not receive a certificate of completion, but students of the Graduate School of Human Sciences can take these courses without the credit limit, and students of other graduate schools can take these courses within the limit of 8 credits.

The program consists of following three elective curses

1.
Subject: “Lecture in International Education”
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. SUGIMURA Miki
Semester: Spring
Unit: 2 units
2.
Subject: “Seminar in International Educational Development”
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. KOMATSU Taro
Semester: Autumn
Unit: 2 units
3.
Subject: “History of Japan’s Educational Development”
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. UMEMIYA Naoki
Semester: AutumnUnit: 2 units

Click here for the Education (M.A., Ph.D.) Program website