We are pleased to announce an event to share the findings of the book Ethnography of Japanese Early Childhood Education will be held at the Global Hall of Global Front, Meiji University, Surugadai Campus on 14 December 2019, at 2:30-4:30 p.m.
This book, based on a collaboration between a Japanese and an American researcher, presents findings from their video-based study of three Japanese preschools, one a youchien (kindergarten), one a hoikuen (day-care center), and one a signing program in a school for the deaf. The book, in words and images (200 pictures), sheds light on implicit cultural practices of Japanese preschool educators.
This event will feature a talk, with video-clips, by the book’s authors, Akiko Hayashi and Joseph Tobin, followed by a discussion by panelists Yoichi Sakakihara and Taro Machiyama. The event will focus on defining key characteristics of Japanese Early Childhood Education, including the meaning of teaching, how Japanese teachers teach with their bodies and Japanese preschools support children’s social-emotional development. These questions will be explored from the perspectives of child development, anthropology, educational sociology, and pedagogy.
Please join this discussion about Japanese early childhood education. We would like to invite scholars, teachers, policymakers, students, parents (Japanese and foreign) and the public who are interested in Japanese culture and education to also join us. The event will be conducted in both Japanese and English.
14 December 2019, at 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Meiji University, Surugadai Campus
No fees or registration required. See flyer for additional information.
"Franz Kafka - Inspirations, Translations, and Adaptations" - A two-part symposium on Kafka's continuing influence on writers and artists, including Kafka's works in translation, in dance performance, and his influence on contemporary fiction.
Sophia University, Central Library
14 December (10am - 6pm) and 22 December (1.30 - 6pm)
Part 1: Wrestling with Kafka, Dancing with Kafka (14 December)
Takashi Kawashima (Associate Professor, Kyoto University)
Jitti Chompee (Choreographer)
Anucha Sumaman (Principal Dancer at the Thai National Theatre)
Part 2: Ghosting Kafka, Following Kafka (22 December)
Nicole Krauss (Novelist)
(Film Director, Professor, Sophia University)
Free / no registration required: see the website for more details.
Sandra Clark (Professor Emerita of Renaissance Literature, Birkbeck, University of London) will give two back-to-back lectures at Aoyama Gakuin University on November 16th.
1) "Shakespeare and Domestic Economy"
This lecture will discuss Shakespeare’s handling of domestic economy in four plays, three comedies and a tragedy. Clark uses the terms economy and economics to refer to the management of resources within the household.
2) "Culture in Translation in Early Modern England"
This lecture will consider how modern foreign languages were taught and learnt in early modern England and how the writings of two Protestant language teachers, Claudius Hollyband and John Florio, religious refugees from continental Europe, contributed to these processes.
Both lectures will be given in English, and the workshop will be conducted in English.
Date, Time, and Location:
November 16（Saturday）Tokyo Workshop
Aoyamagakuin Univ. 17号館17603教室
Lecture①（14:30～15:30）Shakespeare and Domestic Economy
Lecture②（16:00～17:00）Culture in Translation in Early Modern England
Reservation required on the ATND site below. All events are free and everyone is welcome to attend.
Downloadable flier on the following website:
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