KAZUHIRO KUSAHARA

Last Updated :2018/08/03

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Education, ., Professor
Web Site
E-mail
kusaharahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Other Contact Details
1-1-1 KAGAMIYAMA, HIGASHIHIROSHIMA 739-8524 JAPAN, Japan
TEL : (+81)82-424-6800 FAX : (+81)
Self-introduction
Dr. Kusahara is a professor of social studies education at Hiroshima University, Japan. Most of his scholarly writing concerns the curricular-instructional gatekeeping in Social Studies teachers, and the rationale of citizenship education. He is currently writing books on the teaching territorial issues and the research methodology. Dr. Kusahara has taken office as secretary general of Japanese Educational Association for the Social Studies. He is also active in the social studies profession. For example he has consulted with the public schools in Hiroshima for professional development (lesson study), and acted as member of advisory board on national curriculum revision (Geography).

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2014/04, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Education, Professor
  • 2009/04/01, 2014/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Education, Associate Professor
  • 2004/04/01, 2009/03/31, Naruto University of Education, Associate Professor・Associate Professor
  • 2001/04/01, 2004/03/31, Naruto University of Education, Lecturer
  • 1997/04/01, 2001/03/31, Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Research Associate

Educational Backgrounds

  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School, Division of Education, Japan, 1995/04, 1997/03
  • Hiroshima University, Faculty of Education, Japan, 1989/04, 1993/03

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Hiroshima University
  • Master, Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • School of Education:Science, Technology and Society Education, Graduate School of Education:Curriculum and Instruction Sciences, Graduate School of Education:Education and Learning Science

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Secondary School Social Studies/Geography/History/Civic Education

Research Fields

  • Social sciences;Education;Education on school subjects and activities

Research Keywords

  • Citizenship Education|
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Research Methodology
  • Social Studies Education
  • Geography Education
  • instructional design, Decision making of Practice
  • Teacher Education, Professional Development

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japanese Educational Research Association for the Social Studies
  • Japanese Association of the Social Studies
  • Education in the Social Studies Department Research Association
  • Japanese Society for Curriculum Studies
  • National Association for the Study of Educational Methods
  • The Geographic Education Society of Japan
  • National Council of Social Studies

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2018, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Theory on Teaching Geography and History
  2. 2018, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  3. 2018, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Teaching Method of Geography & History Education
  4. 2018, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Seminar of Social Stidies Education
  5. 2018, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practical Seminar for the Teaching Profession
  6. 2018, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practical Seminar for the Teaching Profession
  7. 2018, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 1Term, Project Research
  8. 2018, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 1Term, Research into Curriculum and Instruction Sciences (Specialization in Social Studies Education)
  9. 2018, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Study in Curriculum and Instruction Sciences (Specialization in Social Studies Education)
  10. 2018, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Teaching Practicum I
  11. 2018, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 3Term, Research into Curriculum and Instruction Sciences (Specialization in Social Studies Education)
  12. 2018, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Study in Curriculum and Instruction Sciences (Specialization in Social Studies Education)
  13. 2018, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Research into Teaching Practice
  14. 2018, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Teaching Practicum II
  15. 2018, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Special Study in Method of Social Studies Education I
  16. 2018, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Special Lecture on Method of Social Studies Education III
  17. 2018, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Special Lecture on Method of Social Studies Education IV
  18. 2018, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Special Study in Method of Social Studies Education I
  19. 2018, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Special Lecture on Method of Social Studies Education III
  20. 2018, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Special Lecture on Method of Social Studies Education IV

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. How can Textbooks Be Used for Citizenship Education? Alternative Gatekeeping for Social Studies Teachers, Proceedings; The International Seminar on Social Studies and History Education, Promoting Justice Equal World, 7-12, 20161006
  2. The Improvement of the Curriculum Analysis Ability and its Effect Attained by the Pre-Service Teachers : A Case Study on the Students Who Take the Class of "Curriculum Design of Geography and History Education", 49-58, 201412
  3. Research Philosophies and Methodologies of Japanese Social Studies Education Researchers : Why and how they do research, The bulletin of Japanese curriculum research and development, 37(1), 63-74, 201406
  4. American Researchers' Perceptions of the Purposes and Methods of Social Studies Education Research, The bulletin of Japanese curriculum research and development, 37(1), 85-94, 201406
  5. The qualitative difference and its factor in the social studies teaching plans designed by pre-service teachers : Implications for improving of the abilities of the social studies teacher, 20, 125-139, 20140321
  6. The Possibility of the Curriculum Designs implemented by the Social Studies Teachers : A Case Study on the Development and Application of the History Resource Book, 20, 91-102, 201403
  7. Disciplinary Perspectives and Methodologies of Japanese Social Studies Researchers, The journal of social studies education, 3, 17-36, 201403
  8. Research Philosophies and Methodologies of Japanese Social Studies Educational Scholars, 48, 56-75, 201402
  9. A Study on the Improvement of the Lesson Analysis Ability and its Effects by the Pre-service Teachers : A Case Study of the Students Who Take the Class of "Teaching Method of Geography and History Education", 61-70, 201312
  10. Characteristics of Research Methods on Social Studies Education in Japan : Focusing on Similarities and Differences between J. P. Shaver's and T. Moriwake's Views, 48, 97-108, 20120301
  11. Web Video Archive System for Facilitating Pre-service Teacher Reflective Learning of Teaching Practices, Proceedings of E-Learn 2007: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education, 7108-7111, 20071015
  12. Teacher Training of Social Studies in the Course of "Comparative Study on Lesson Planning", 20040910
  13. Development and Analysis of Sosial Studies Lesson for Promoting Chirdren's Interest and Volition VII: In the Case of "Way of Life in Kaizu Lowland" in the 4th Grade, 11, 39-51, 199901
  14. A study on lesson plan to develop critical thinking skills of social studies of high school, The Annals of educational research, 285-290, 2010
  15. A study on the development of ESD in the classes of integrated studies (3), 135-140, 2011

Publications such as books

  1. 2011/01, Citizenship Education in Japan, 2011, 01

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Deconstructing Notions of Peace: Rethinking Hiroshima with the C3 Framework, Jongsung Kim, Kazuhiro Kusahara, 56TH ANNUAL CCSS CONFERENCE at Sacramento, 2017/03/03, Without Invitation, California Council for the Social Studies, Sacramento
  2. How and when can pre-service teachers develop their lesson planning skills in Social Studies?, Yu Osaka, Takumi Watanabe, Jongsung Kim, Kazuhiro Kusahara, The 9th East Asia International Symposium on Teacher Education, 2014/11, Without Invitation, International Consortium for Universities of Education in East Asia, Yuseong, South Korea
  3. Realities in Classrooms: Japanese Social Studies Teachers’ Teaching and Perceptions, Hiromi Kawaguchi; Kazuhiro Kusahara, 2013/07, Without Invitation
  4. What Japanese School Teachers Say about Social Studies?, Hiromi Kawaguchi,Kazuhiro Kusahara;Masato Ogawa, CUFA (College and University Faculty Assembly), NCSS 92th Annual Conference, 2012/11, Without Invitation, NCSS, Seattle
  5. What Japanese social studies teachers say about Citizenship Education?, 2012/05, Without Invitation, 8th CitizED Conference, Washington DC
  6. A Comparative Study of Social Studies Research in Japan and the United States, CUFA (College and University Faculty Assembly), NCSS 91th Annual Conference, 2011/11, Without Invitation, CUFA (College and University Faculty Assembly), NCSS, Washington DC
  7. What Japanese Young Adolescents Know and Think about Citizenship and Civic Engagement: An Analysis from the 2007-09 National Citizenship Study, 7th CitizED International Conference, 2011/05, Without Invitation, Emory University, Atlanta
  8. Illuminated REalities; Examinations of English, Japanese, and U.S. Social Studies Textbook, Ogawa Masato; Kazuhiro Kusahara, AERA (American Educational Research Association), 2011 Annual Meeting, 2011/04, Without Invitation, AERA (American Educational Research Association), New Orleans
  9. Citizenship Education in Japan: Past, Present, and Future, CUFA (College and University Faculty Assembly), NCSS 90th Annual Conference, 2010/11, Without Invitation, CUFA (College and University Faculty Assembly), NCSS, Denver

Awards

  1. 2007年10月, Young Investigator Award of JSSRA, Japan Social Studies Research Association, The Emerging Geogarphy Curriculum As Citizienship Education

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. 2015, 2018
  2. KAKENHI, 2015, 2018
  3. KAKENHI, 2014, 2016

Social Activities

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. 2017/03, 2017/03
  2. 2017/03, 2017/03
  3. 2017/02, 2017/02
  4. 2016/03
  5. 2016/02
  6. 2016/01
  7. 2015/11
  8. 2015/04, 2015/10
  9. 2014/10
  10. 9th CitiZED International Conference in Tokyo, 2013/07
  11. 2012/10