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Aizawa, Ikuya; Rose, Heath – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2019
In 2014, Japan's Ministry of Education (MEXT) announced the Top Global University Project (TGUP), a large-investment initiative to internationalise higher education that implicitly signalled increased emphasis on English-medium instruction (EMI) at Japanese universities. Despite substantial funding behind the initiative, little research has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction, Higher Education
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Cook, Thomas – International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2019
The study outlines Japan's positive use of red ink to grade children's homework in order to limit the amount of shame children experience over failures. The psychology of seeing and the psychodynamics of self-conscious emotions are used to explain the mechanism of Japan's positive versus America's negative shame-inducing grading practices. It…
Descriptors: Error Correction, Grading, Homework, Elementary School Students
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Zhang, Zheng; Nagle, Joelle; McKishnie, Bethany; Lin, Zhen; Li, Wanjing – Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2019
This systematic review is built on the seminal work by the New London Group in 1996. Few endeavours have synthesized findings of empirical studies pertaining to the effects and challenges of multiliteracies practices in various schooling and geographical contexts. Through a five-point Likert scale and a deductive and inductive thematic analysis,…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Wang, Qianran – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This article introduces Kominkan and its practice on Japanese social education and how it facilitates Japanese adult education and lifelong learning in local communities. Historically, social education was understood as all education that promotes social development and societal progress. Kominkan, as Japanese social education institutions for…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Self Determination
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Otaka, Kendo – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This article aims to build a frame of reference to reconsider the meaning of knowledge in line with collective value formation and to regain lost popular knowledge in comparison with paternalistic or scientific knowledge. Following a brief introduction of Japanese social education and a critical/creative review of Freire's concept of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Social Studies, Citizenship Education
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Kim, Yoonjeon – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2019
The "world culture" framework posits a convergence in the organisation of education across the world. On the other hand, scholars observing teaching practices inside classrooms find significant variation among nations and regions of the world. This study examined the global change patterns of classroom practices at the between- and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Comparative Education, Classroom Techniques, Educational Practices
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Burri, Michael – TESOL Journal, 2018
With the prospect of economic growth, governments in many parts of the world where English is spoken as an additional language have pushed for educational reforms and introduced English at the primary school level. However, the implementation of such reforms along with a general lack of training opportunities available to primary school teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Nationals, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Sims, Margaret; Nishida, Yukiyo – Journal of Education and Learning, 2018
Exposing pre-service teachers to international professional experiences through a short-term visiting programme serves to challenge their understandings of good quality practice through disturbing assumptions and expectations previously formed through experiences in their own country/culture. Much of the research in international study focuses on…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Neoliberalism, Foreign Countries
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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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Sevilla, Anton Luis – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2018
One important task in internationalizing Japanese education is educating Japanese citizens to become "global citizens." This paper is a philosophical analysis of how Global Education deals with the problem of cultural-moral difference (moral conflict that arises between different cultures). The usual approaches taken in Global Education…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Moral Values, Global Education, Praxis
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Okano, Kaori H. – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2018
This paper examines variations and shifts of emphasis in the 'internationalising education' discourse and practice, and attempts to identify patterns in these variations. By examining two sectors, compulsory education and universities, it identifies four main strands of discourse: (1) international (understanding) education ("kokusai rikai…
Descriptors: International Education, Global Approach, Discourse Analysis, Educational Practices
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Uchida, Ryo – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2018
The aim of the present paper is to examine the risks and benefits of employing evidence in school safety education in Japan. In the past, evidence was typically not utilized in school safety (absence of evidence). Even when evidence is utilized, there are cases where measures are promoted based on misinterpreted numerical values (risks of…
Descriptors: Risk, Educational Benefits, Evidence, Educational Practices
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Tsuneyoshi, Ryoko – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2018
This paper focuses on the rhetoric surrounding "internationalization" in Japanese education. Internationalization is now used both in scholarly circles and in the media. Since discussions of internationalization are accompanied by calls for hiring more foreign faculty in higher education, increasing diversity, etc., one may be led to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Global Education, Multicultural Education
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Kim, Yoonjeon – Teachers College Record, 2018
Background/Context: East Asian schools receive much attention for the comparatively high achievement of their students. To account for this success, scholars and commentators advance broad claims about the rote character of instruction or the complexity of classroom practice, typically generalizing to an entire nation. Yet little is known about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Ulrich, Theresa A.; Tyndorf, Darryl M., Jr. – Applied Language Learning, 2018
In an exploration of methods to advance language acquisition without the inconvenience of participating in an immersion option, the authors discovered research on Free Voluntary Reading (FVR). FVR has made a recent resurgence, especially in the context of language acquisition. Krashen (2004) proposes FVR as the answer to building language…
Descriptors: Recreational Reading, Second Language Learning, Achievement Gains, Learning Strategies
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