PROFILE(ENGLISH)

Name:KAMOGAWA AKIKO

Affiliation:
University of Yamanashi Graduate School of Comprehensive Research, Faculty of Education, Department of Education

Job title: Associate Professor

For those who want to study comparative education

 When asked what kind of academic field comparative education is, I think that many people explain that they are studying foreign education. Nowadays, the term international education may be more major.

 When you specialize in comparative education, you first choose a country of interest and try to learn the language of that country. In my case, when I was a graduate student, I studied abroad at Waseda University's exchange program at the University of Malaya (Malaysia) and have been studying Malaysian education since then. I have been learning Malay since I was studying abroad, but recently I am conducting research with a view to Brunei and Singapore, which are nearby Malaysia, and English is also essential for research. For undergraduate students, I will finish my thesis with various ideas, but I feel that poor language skills are not very important.

 Next, in comparative education, choose a theme that interests you. In my case, I have a strong interest in girls' education and gender and career development. During the doctoral course, a doctoral dissertation was compiled based on a field survey of about 300 high school students in Malaysia and published as "Malaysia Adolescent Women's Career Formation" (2008, Toshindo). While observing children's learning and growth in school microscopically through fieldwork, I have been very interested in and researched the dynamic (macro) dynamics of society and culture surrounding education.

 Finally, we will proceed with research on themes selected in the countries of interest using qualitative research methods through literature research, fieldwork and interviews. Nowadays, it may be difficult to practice fieldwork because we are in a situation called corona. Therefore, we recommend that you devise research materials such as analysis of policy documents and textbooks.

 I think the most important thing in writing a graduation thesis is what kind of "question" you have. Not only are the themes popular and advantageous for employment, but we will also take the time to give careful guidance so that we can have our own "questions" that allow us to think firmly and deeply.

Career

Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DC2, Graduate School of Education, Waseda University) 2003/04 / 01-2004 / 03/31

Waseda University School of Education and Comprehensive Science, Faculty of Education, Assistant 2004/04 / 01-2006 / 03/31

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellow (PD, accepted by Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University) 2006/04 / 01-2008 / 03/31

Waseda University Graduate School of International Studies, Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Assistant Professor 2008/04 / 01-2012 / 09/30

National University Corporation Yamanashi University Graduate School (Graduate School of Education, Department of Childhood Development Education) Associate Professor 2012/10 / 01-2013 / 03/31

National University Corporation Yamanashi University Graduate School of Comprehensive Research Education Department (Graduate School of Education, Department of Educational Practice Creation) Associate Professor 2013/04 / 01-2019 / 03/31

National University Corporation Yamanashi University Graduate School of Comprehensive Research Education Department (Graduate School of Education, Department of Childhood Development Education) Associate Professor 2019/04/01

Educational background

Waseda University Faculty of Social Sciences Department of Social Sciences Graduated 1997/03/31

Universiti Malaya (Malaysia) Study Abroad 1998/05/01

Waseda University Graduate School of Education Master's Program Completed 2000/03/31

Waseda University Graduate School of Education Doctoral Program Credits withdrawal 2006/03/31

Degree

Ph.D. (Education) Waseda University Graduate School of Education 2007/10/01

Master (Education) Waseda University

Bachelor of Social Sciences Waseda University

Class subject in charge

Comparative Education Research, School System / Management Theory, International Understanding and Multicultural Coexistence, Undergraduate Seminar, Comparative Education Exercise, Contemporary Teaching Profession Theory, Education Policy Theory and Practice, Basic Theory of Childhood Education, Teaching Profession Practice Exercise (Teacher)

Affiliation academic association

Japan Comparative Education Society

Japan Society for Education

Japan Society for Educational System

Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)

Comparative Education Society of Asia (CESA)

International Gender Society

International Education Society

Malaysian Society of Japan

Off-campus committee

Director, Japan Comparative Education Society 2020/08 / 02-20 22/03/31

Member of the Young Scientist Development Committee of the Japan Society for Education 2019/09 / 01-20 21/08/31

Yamanashi Prefecture Private School Council Member 2019/11 / 30-20 23/10/31

Shinjuku Ward Board of Education Community Collaboration School Management Council Member (Shinjuku Ward Totsuka Daiichi Elementary School, Tokyo) 2019/04 / 01-20 21/03/31

Special Researcher, Textbook Research Center, Public Interest Incorporated Association 2019/04 / 01-20 21/03/31

Member of the Research Committee of the Japan Society for Comparative Education 2020/08 / 02-20 22/03/31

Member of the Hiratsuka Award Steering Committee of the Japan Comparative Education Society 2020/08 / 02-20 21/03/31

Member of the Research Committee of the Japan Society for Comparative Education 2017/06 / 24-2020 / 07/10

Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Textbook Research Center Overseas Textbook System Research Committee Member (in charge of Southeast Asia) 2018/04 / 01-2020 / 03/31

Special Researcher, Textbook Research Center, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation 2017/04 / 01-2019 / 03/31

Japan Comparative Education Society Secretary (Kanto) 2008/04 / 01-2010 / 03/31

Assistant Secretariat of the Japan Society for International Education 2004/09 / 01-2006 / 08/31

Editor-in-Chief of the Japan Society for International Education 2002/09 / 01-2004 / 08/31

Assistant Secretariat of the Japan Society for International Education 2000/09 / 01-2002 / 08/31