KAZUHIRO KUSAHARA

Last Updated :2020/09/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, 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

  • 【Bachelor Degree Program】School of Education : Science, Technology and Society Education
  • 【Master's Program】Graduate School of Education : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
  • 【Doctoral Program】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

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

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Theory on Teaching Geography and History
  2. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, World History
  3. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  4. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Teaching Method of Geography & History Education
  5. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Seminar of Social Studies Education
  6. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Pedagogy of War and Peace II
  7. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practical Seminar for the Teaching Profession
  8. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Practical Seminar for the Teaching Profession
  9. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 1Term, Research into Curriculum and Instruction Sciences (Specialization in Social Studies Education)
  10. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Study in Curriculum and Instruction Sciences (Specialization in Social Studies Education)
  11. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Teaching Practicum I
  12. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , 3Term, Research into Curriculum and Instruction Sciences (Specialization in Social Studies Education)
  13. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Study in Curriculum and Instruction Sciences (Specialization in Social Studies Education)
  14. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Research into Teaching Practice
  15. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Teaching Practicum II
  16. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Special Study in Method of Social Studies Education I
  17. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Lecture on Method of Social Studies Education III
  18. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Lecture on Method of Social Studies Education IV
  19. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Special Study in Method of Social Studies Education I
  20. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Lecture on Method of Social Studies Education III
  21. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Lecture on Method of Social Studies Education IV
  22. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Science History for Humanities and Social Sciences
  23. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Science History for Humanities and Social Sciences
  24. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Methods of Research and Ethics for Educational Sciences
  25. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Methods of Research and Ethics for Educational Sciences
  26. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Educational Sciences and Society
  27. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Educational Sciences and Society
  28. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Study in Social Studies Education (Social Studies,Geography and History) B
  29. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Study in Social Studies Education (Social Studies,Geography and History) B
  30. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Basic Study in Curriculum Design of Teaching Course and In-service Teachers' Training
  31. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Advanced Study in Curriculum Design of Teaching Course and In-service Teachers' Training
  32. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Study
  33. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Special Study

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. A heuristic for controversial issue gatekeeping within social studies education, Journal of Social Studies Education In Asia, 7, 65-76, 201803
  2. A study on the development of ESD in the classes of integrated studies (3), 135-140, 2011
  3. A study on lesson plan to develop critical thinking skills of social studies of high school, The Annals of educational research, 285-290, 2010
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Research Philosophies and Methodologies of Japanese Social Studies Educational Scholars, 48, 56-75, 201402
  7. 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
  8. Teacher Training of Social Studies in the Course of "Comparative Study on Lesson Planning", 20040910
  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. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Disciplinary Perspectives and Methodologies of Japanese Social Studies Researchers, The journal of social studies education, 3, 17-36, 201403
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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

Publications such as books

  1. 2020/06, Inquiry-Based Global Learning Based on the C3 Framework in the K-12 Social Studies Classroom, What is the Lasting Impact of the Use of Nuclear Weapons During WWII in Japan?, Routledge, 2020, 06, 英語, Jongsung Kim, Kazuhiro Kusahara, 280
  2. 2011/01, Citizenship Education in Japan, 2011, 01

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Lesson Study-based Training of Teacher Educator: Case Study on Self-Study and Cooperative Lesson Study, Nariakira Yoshida, Yasushi Maruyama, Mitsuru Matsuda, Kazuhiro Kusahara, Shigeo Mase, Kazuya Kageyama, Shotaro Iwata, Yuichiro Sato, Miyuki Okamura, Maho Yodozawa, Yuichi Miyamoto, Aiko Hamamoto, Asuka Matsuura, Yu Yamamoto, Seigi Naganuma, Mayumi Kawamura, WALS(The World Association of Lesson Studies) Conference 2019, 2019/09/03, Without Invitation, WALS(The World Association of Lesson Studies) Conference 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  2. Creating cross-cultural discourses: Korean and Japanese pre-service teachers "Make a Better Hiroshima Textbook", Jongsung Kim, Kazuhiro Kusahara, & Hoyeop Nam, Conflict and Identity Conference 2019, 2019/10/17, Without Invitation, Oxford, UK
  3. Teachers as Instructional Gatekeepers Teaching Global Citizenship in Japan's National Geography Curriculum, Kazuhiro Kusahara, 99th NCSS International Assembly, 2019/11/22, Without Invitation, National Council for the Social Studies, Austin, USA
  4. How Do GSPB Educators in Austria Practice the Civic Education for Politicized Classroom?, Kazuhiro Kusahara, The 2nd Symposium for the partnership between Vienna-Graz University and Hiroshima University, 2020/11/26, With Invitation, Graz University and Hiroshima University, Vienna, Austria
  5. Teacher Education in HU & Japan, Kazuhiro Kusahara, The 3rd Symposium for the international exchange between Leipzig University and Hiroshima University, 2019/08/30, With Invitation, Leipzig University and Hiroshima University, Leipzig, Germany
  6. History Curriculum for Deconstruction and Reconstruction of the Discourse in History Textbook, Kazuhiro Kusahara, Korean Social Studies Association 2019 Annual Conference, 2019/08/23, With Invitation, Korean Social Studies Association, Yeosu, South Korea
  7. Two students’ journeys of thinking about the notions of peace through the tragedy of Hiroshima: A comparative case study of the effect of students’ historical backgrounds on peace education, Kim, J., Kusahara, K. Kawaguchi, H., & Komatsu, M., Presentation to the 20th CiCea Conference, 2018/05/12, Without Invitation, CiCea(Children's Identity & Citizenship European Association), Warsaw, Poland.
  8. Beyond national context in peace education: Rethinking Hiroshima with multiple perspective, Jongsung Kim, Kazuhiro Kusahara, Hiromi Kawaguchi, and Mariko Komatsu, Jongsung Kim, Kazuhiro Kusahara, Hiromi Kawaguchi, and Mariko Komatsu, The 98th NCSS Conference, 2018/11/31, Without Invitation, International Assembly, Chicago: USA
  9. How have the modern geography textbooks in Japan represented the world regions for building the Japanese citizen?, Kazuhiro Kusahara, The Center of Japanese Studies, Cairo University International Symposium, 2018/09/22, With Invitation, Cairo University, Cairo: Egypt
  10. The Mission, Vision and Strategy of EVRI for International Collaboration., Kazuhiro Kusahara, The First Joint Symposium on Education by Hong Kong Baptist University and Hiroshima University, 2018/03/17, With Invitation, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. What Japanese social studies teachers say about Citizenship Education?, 2012/05, Without Invitation, 8th CitizED Conference, Washington DC
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Realities in Classrooms: Japanese Social Studies Teachers’ Teaching and Perceptions, Hiromi Kawaguchi; Kazuhiro Kusahara, 2013/07, Without Invitation
  19. 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

Awards

  1. 2007/10, 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. 2018, 2021
  2. KAKENHI, 2018, 2021
  3. 2018
  4. 2017, 2019
  5. 2015, 2018
  6. KAKENHI, 2015, 2018
  7. KAKENHI, 2014, 2016
  8. KAKENHI, 2011, 2013
  9. KAKENHI, 2011, 2014
  10. KAKENHI, 2011, 2014
  11. KAKENHI, A Joint Development of "Research Handbook" for the Social Studies Researcher and Practitioner by the Japanese and US educators, 2010, 2012
  12. KAKENHI, 2010, 2013
  13. KAKENHI, International Comparative Study of Textbooks and the Unification of Teaching and Evaluation in Citizenship Related Subjects, 2010, 2012
  14. KAKENHI, The Citizenship of Japanese Youth from the viewpoint of International Standards, 2007, 2009
  15. KAKENHI, A Strategy for the Improvement of Social Studies Class, 2007, 2009
  16. KAKENHI, Theory and Practice of Citizenship Education in Social Studies in case of the United States of America, 2006, 2008
  17. KAKENHI, 2003, 2005
  18. KAKENHI, 2000, 2001
  19. KAKENHI, 1998, 1999

Social Activities

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. 2020/02, 2020/02
  2. 2020/01, 2020/01
  3. 2019/12, 2019/12
  4. 2019/09, 2019/09
  5. 2019/09, 2019/09
  6. 2019/06, 2019/06
  7. 2019/05, 2019/05
  8. 2019/05, 2019/05
  9. 2019/02, 2019/02
  10. 2019/02, 2019/02
  11. 2018/09, 2018/09
  12. "Teacher Educators' Identity and their development in Europe and Japan", 2018/12, 2018/12
  13. 2018/12, 2018/12
  14. "Developing spaces for better access to information and cultures in Sweden.", 2018/07, 2018/07
  15. "Education in Asia and Oceania: Why are these contexts so intriguing for a U.S. researcher?", 2018/06, 2018/06
  16. 2018/05, 2018/05
  17. 2018/04, 2018/04
  18. 2018/01
  19. 2018/03
  20. 2017/03, 2017/03
  21. 2017/03, 2017/03
  22. 2017/02, 2017/02
  23. 2016/03
  24. 2016/02
  25. 2016/01
  26. 2015/04, 2015/10
  27. 2015/11
  28. 2014/10
  29. 9th CitiZED International Conference in Tokyo, 2013/07
  30. 2012/10

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2019, Human Rights Education Review, 1
  2. 2018, Journal of International Social Studies(International Assembly,National Council for the Social Studies), 1
  3. 2014, Journal of International Social Studies
  4. 2008, 韓国地理環境教育学会
  5. 2007, 韓国地理環境教育学会
  6. 2006, 韓国地理環境教育学会