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Basister, Michel P.; Kawai, Norimune – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2018
This study documents the inclusive, deliberate, and unintended educational practices in Japan for mathematically gifted students. It also aims to identify various schools' strengths and challenges in improving the mathematics education of these students. Case studies with multisite designs were undertaken in five middle schools selected using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Mathematics Instruction, Barriers
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Miyazawa, Kaoru – Harvard Educational Review, 2018
In this essay, Karou Miyazawa reflects on how she was both insider and outsider during her fieldwork in Fukushima, Japan, between 2013 and 2016, after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power plant explosion devastated the region. During her time in Fukushima, Miyazawa experienced the emotions of community members as well as her own, which…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Emotional Experience, Memory, Psychological Patterns
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Schmidgall, Jonathan E.; Getman, Edward P.; Zu, Jiyun – Language Testing, 2018
In this study, we define the term "screener test," elaborate key considerations in test design, and describe how to incorporate the concepts of practicality and argument-based validation to drive an evaluation of screener tests for language assessment. A screener test is defined as a brief assessment designed to identify an examinee as a…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Test Use, Test Construction, Language Tests
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Ito, Yoko; Izumi-Taylor, Satomi; Zhou, Nianli – Early Child Development and Care, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine Chinese and Japanese fathers' perspectives of fathering. The participants consisted of 117 Chinese and 108 Japanese fathers of five-year olds. All Chinese had only one child while more than half of Japanese had two. The participants responded to the instrument regarding awareness of the fathers' role,…
Descriptors: Fathers, Child Rearing, Foreign Countries, Father Attitudes
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Long, Robert; Hatcho, Yui – English Language Teaching, 2018
This study focused on the grammatical accuracy of Japanese students who were learning English. The database for the errors came from the Japanese University Student Corpus (JUSC) comprising 61 transcripts containing 51,061 words. An inventory, containing 400 errors in context, was taken from this corpus. The first research question related to the…
Descriptors: Error Analysis (Language), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yamashita, Yasunori; Giang, Hoang Ngan; Oyama, Tatsuo – International Journal of Higher Education, 2018
We aim at investigating characteristics of Japan's largest competitive grant Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (GASR) system in order to find a desirable research funding system, obtaining more applicants from various academic disciplines, researchers' gender, and ages. Firstly, we briefly describe the Japanese competitive research funding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grants, Performance, Scientific Research
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Kawabata, Tomoko; Nagahori, Noriko – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2018
The objective of this research is to discuss how Sociology contributes to identify "the experience of the unconscious gender bias" against female scientists and to assess its impact on their career development. This research is at the first stage of three-year research project. The final aim of this research is to identify the social…
Descriptors: Sociology, Social Science Research, Gender Bias, Women Scientists
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Suzuki, Tomoko; Miyaki, Koichi; Eguchi, Hisashi; Tsutsumi, Akizumi – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2018
This study aimed to confirm whether autistic traits are normally distributed across a population and to describe their association with the sociodemographic characteristics of Japanese workers. The participants were 2075 workers aged 23-65 years from various parts of Japan. Autistic traits were measured using an abridged Japanese version of the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adults, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Aoki, Shu – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of critical thinking in International Baccalaureate (IB) classes in Japan. This study helped to determine the effects of using critical thinking methods in IB classes to determine to what extent critical thinking methods affect students' critical thinking skills, Japanese language skills,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students
Hawkins, J. N., Ed.; Yamada, A., Ed.; Yamada, R., Ed.; Jacob, W. J., Ed. – Springer, 2018
"New Directions of STEM Research and Learning in the World Ranking Movement: A Comparative Perspective" illustrates new directions of STEM higher education from the perspective of twenty-first century types of learning outcomes and focuses on need for developing an interdisciplinary approach to STEM higher education reform. It provides…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Trends, Universities, Achievement Rating
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Miyazawa, Kaoru – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2018
Based on her fieldwork in post-disaster Fukushima, her hometown, the author reflects on how she negotiated insider and outsider identity as she navigated through multiple contested discourses and emotional spaces. In writing this reflective essay, she referred to the field notes she kept during her seven-month stay in Fukushima. The author…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Foreign Countries, Trauma, Ethics
Israel, Kawana N. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to explore how parents whose child was enrolled in an elementary school or middle school on Okinawa, Japan compared the referral processes leading to their child's placement in special education. In order for the parent to be eligible for the study, their child received special education services at their…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Parent Attitudes, Special Education, Public Schools
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Misco, Thomas; Kuwabara, Toshinori; Ogawa, Masato; Lyons, Abby – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
This qualitative case study sought to understand the extent to which Japanese high school social studies teachers grapple with controversial issues in their classrooms. Situated within a curricular-instructional gatekeeping framework, we conducted semi-structured interviews with eight respondents of varying backgrounds and schools in Okayama,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Social Studies, Secondary School Teachers
Barata, Clara – OECD Publishing, 2018
The first years of life lay the foundations for a child's future development and learning. Many countries have increased their financial support for provision of early childhood education and care (ECEC) over the past years. More recently, the focus of debate has been shifting from expanding access to affordable ECEC to enhancing its quality. A…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis
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Machin, Denry – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
This paper examines how one particular class of educational leader--international school Heads--relate to managerialism. Representing a novel site of new theorisation, the independence enjoyed by these leaders allows a 'purer' view of managerialism as experienced 'in here' (inside the subject), not just as a reaction to what is 'out there' (i.e.…
Descriptors: International Schools, Educational Administration, Governance, Interviews
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