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Index
  1. Professors
  2. Purpose of the program
  3. Fields of Profession for Program Graduates
  4. MA and Ph.D. Theses
  5. Positions Held by Program Graduates
  6. Curriculum

1. Professors
  1. Program Director: Aya Okada
  2. Core Professors:
    • Aya Okada (Regional Planning, Economic Development, Human Resource and Skills Development)
    • Yuto Kitamura (Comparative and International Education, Sociology of Education)
    • Shoko Yamada (Comparative and International Education, African Studies)
  3. Research Projects supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research etc.:
    1. An Integrated Model for International Cooperation in Basic Educational Development in Developing Countries: Capacity Development in Achieving Education for All Goals (Hirosato, Okada, Kitamura)
    2. The Political Economy of Capacity Building for Endogenous Education Reforms in Asia (Hirosato, Okada, Kitamura)
    3. In Search of the Political Approach for International Assistance, Cooperation, and Linkage in Education: Towards International Education Policy Studies (Hirosato, Okada, Kitamura)
    4. A Comparative Study on Regional Universities and Capacity Development through Quality Assurance in the Greater Mekong Subregion (Hirosato, Kitamura)
    5. A Situation Analysis of Attaining Millennium Development Goals and Basic Education Development in Indochina Countries (Hirosato)
    6. Building Interdisciplinary Development Studies-With Cases of Poverty Reduction Strategies (Kitamura)
    7. Comparative Analysis of Industrial Clusters in Asia and Other Rigions- Factors of Cluster Development (Okada)
    8. Theoritical and Empirical Analysis of IT Industry Clusteres and Regional Labour Markets: A Case of India (Okada )
    9. An Empirical Study on Coordination Mechanism of Development Assistanceto Basic Education in Bangladesh" (Kitamura)
    10. An Inquiry into the Relationship between Trade and Investment Libaralization and Poverty Reduction under Globalization (Okada, Kitamura)
    11. An Interdisciplinary Study on the Progress of Decentralization and Local Administrative Capacity Building for Community Development in Developing Countries (Okada, Hirosato)
    12. Assessment of Community Learning Centers Experience in Cambodia (Hirosato, Okada, Kitamura.)
    13. Comparative study on the process of adopting education for all (EFA) development goals in Tahzania, Ethiopia, and Kenya (Yamada)
    14. Democratization and citizenship education in Africa (Yamada)

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2. Purpose of the Program

This program aims at developing professionals who will be involved in educational and human resource development practices in both developing countries and the development community in Japan (master’s program), and highly-trained specialists at international development assistance organizations as well as researchers at both domestic and international development-related universities and research organizations (research institutes, think tanks) (doctoral program). Since the independence of many developing countries, education has seen changing in its meanings and roles within development discourse. In almost any developing countries, however, there is a common standpoint which considers education, particularly achieving basic education with equity and high quality, as a basis for a sound development. This vision was reconfirmed in the Dakar Framework for Action presented at the World Education Forum in 2000. At the same time, human resource development by higher education and technical and vocational education and training has recently been growing in its importance under globalization and knowledge-based economy and society. In addition to these, educational development in the 21st century is faced with various challenges, amongst which are further decentralization and privatization, progress in information and communication technologies, arising ethnicity and cultural awareness, and labor force and human resources crossing borders. Having being the first graduate-level research and education program for educational development offered in Japan (since 1991), the program is now carrying out important missions to meet the changing international environments and needs. Characteristics of the curriculum are as follows: The core subjects (required) provide students with theory and methodology of international educational development, while the optional core subjects (required) and core subjects (electives) develop students’ expertise in various-related discplines in international educational development. Common courses comprise Introduction to International Development as an introductory subject, Social Survey Method as an opportunity to acquire research methodologies, and OFW and DFW as field exercises. By taking courses from all the categories, students are expected to deepen their understanding in education and human resource development-related issues in developing countries, acquire skills in policy-making, planning and advises, project design, appraisal, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and aid coordination, as well as holistically develop their skills and knowledge to comprehensively understand and analyze development issues. More concretely, (1) the master program will help students understand basic theories and concepts of education and human resource development, acquire skills for education sector analysis and project appraisal as its main program focus. In particular, students are expected to acquire disciplines in development studies such as development economics, development politics, development sociology, development anthropology as well as disciplines in education and pedagogy such as comparative education and sociology of education. (2) The doctoral program will help students write their doctoral dissertations based on relevant disciplines and knowledge acquired during the master’s program. Field work or practical experiences are highly encouraged. In addition, based on a comparative understanding of education and human resource development experiences both in Japan and Asian countries, doctoral students aim at advancing advisory skills on educational development policy and planning issues in developing countries.

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3. Fields of Profession for Program Graduates
  1. Education and human resource development specialists at international development assistance organizations (Multilateral Development Banks - The World Bank, Asian Development Bank), UN Organizations (UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, ILO)
  2. Education and human resource development professionals in the development community in Japan(JICA, JBIC, ministries, local governments, private companies, development consultants, NGOs) 
  3. School administrators and teachers of education-related industries in Japan
  4. Education administrators, managers and practitioners in developing countries (education and human resource development-related ministries, local governments, schools, NGOs)
  5. Researchers and education practitioners at universities, and research organizations (institutes and think tanks) in Japan and abroad, and studying abroad

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4. MA and Ph.D. Theses
  • Recent Master Thesis Titles:
    • 「東南アジア諸国における市民性の教育に関する比較研究」
    • 「HIV/AIDS予防教育へのグローバルな取り組み-国際的なパートナーシップの構築とサハラ以南アフリカの課題」
    • 「タイの東北部農村小学校における教育改革阻害要因の研究」
    • 「識字教育学習者の識字能力持続性に関する考察-カンボジア農村の事例-」
    • 「タイの農村部における教育機会拡大中学校の役割ー生徒・親の進路選択へのインパクト」
    • 「ラオス少数民族地域における初等教員の質的向上に関する考察」
    • 「市場経済移行期の中国における私立小、中学校ー山西省太原市の事例を中心として」
    • 「コンゴ民主共和国における教育と開発」
    • 「国家開発における産業・教育・援助の機能-ラオス職業技術教育をめぐる三者の補完性」
    • 「東ティモール国民教育形成期における言語問題」
    • 「児童労働問題と教育政策-ノンフォーマル教育の役割」
    • 「地方分権化政策が教育セクターに与える影響ーネパールの初等教育セクターを事例として」
    • "Mongolia Education Reform, 1990-2005: An Analysis of Policy Formulation and Implementation"
    • "Expanding Learning Opportunities through Non-Formal Education in Lao PDR: A Study of Community Learning Centres"
    • "School Based Management in Lower Secondary Education: A Case Study of Four Schools in Yogyakarta Province"
    • "The Role of English Language Education in Econonomic Development: Evidence from Viet Nam"
    • "Community Involvement in Formal Education of Rural Cambodia"
    • "Why Do Girls Drop Out of Primary Schools?: A Study of Rural Households in Cambodia"
    • "The Improvement of Science and Mathematics Education in Cambodia Focusing on Chemistry Curriculum at Upper Secondary Level"
    • "Does Human Capital Matter in Development?"
    • "Does Social Capital Enhance Project Performance?: Evidence from Rural Water Supply Projects in Cambodia"
    • "Promoting Small and Medium Enterprises in Indonesia: A Case Study of SME Cluster in West Java"
  • Recent Ph.D. Dissertation Titiles:
    • 「フィリピンの多文化教育に関する事例研究-小学校低学年における母語使用の効果を中心に」
    • 「市場経済移行期の中国における中等職業教育の変容-技術労働者学校を中心に」
    • "A Leaner-Centered Approach to Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Rural Thai Junior High Schools"
    • "Technical and Vocational Education at the Upper Secondary Level in Thailand"
    • "Participatory Development and Poverty Reduction in Bolivia"
    • "Strengthening NGO Accountability through Beneficiary Participation: Lessons Learned from Two Cambodia NGOs"

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5. Positions Held by Program Graduates
  • Master's Program Graduates:
    1. UNESCO, UNICEF, ILO
    2. JBIC, JICA (Staff, Development Specialist, Junior Specialist, Expert, Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Development Consultants (PADECO, IC Net, Mouri Construction Design Company, etc.), JICE, FASID, Sasakawa Peace Fundation, NGO(CARE Japan), Private Company 
    3. Aichi Prefectural High Schools, Nagoya City Junior High Schools, NHK
    4. Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in Cambodia, Chulalongkorn University (staff)
    5. Center for the Studies of Higher Education-CSHE (faculty member), Graduate School of Education and Human Development and Graduate School of International Development(Doctoral Program), University of London, Ontario Institute of Education, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Doctral Program)
  • Doctoral Program Graduates:
    1. FAO
    2. JICA Expert, Development Consultant(e.g. PADECO)
    3. Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in Cambodia
    4. Nagoya University, Shiga University, Nanzan University, Musashino University,Dokkyo Himeji University, Kansai Gaidai University, Beijing Institute of Finance and Economy, Royal Univerisity of Phnom Penh

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6. Curriculum (PDF 44KB)

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