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.
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