Friday, 17 May, 13:30 - 15:00, Meiji University.
This talk explores approaches to special needs education in Japan from an anthropological perspective. Based on fieldwork at private schools that cater to special needs children and at public elementary schools, the speaker shows that contemporary approaches to education for “gray zone” children reflect varied interpretations of how to create a meaningful place for children with diverse needs in a competitive and demanding society.
Lynne Nakano is Professor in the Department of Japanese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is author of Community Volunteers in Japan: Everyday Stories of Social Change (Routledge, 2004).
Venue: 3F 4021 Global Front Bldg., Surugadai Campus, Meiji University
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Contact: Dr Toru Yamada (see poster above).
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