CHIAKI MIWA

Last Updated :2023/02/02

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
E-mail
cmiwahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My research area is early childhood education and care (ECCE) in developing countries. I have recently engaged in studies on the effects of ECCE in rural and impoverished areas of developing countries and international cooperation in ECCE. Some of my research questions are what aspects of child development are promoted by different modalities of ECCE in rural Cambodia and how long their effects are sustained over time. In another study, I pose questions such as how teacher-centered ECCE practices are transformed to play-based learning in countries like Mongolia and Myanmar and its effects on child development. Previously, I researched the impact of primary education reforms in rural and impoverished areas of Latin America and ECCE for young foreign residents in Japan. I am interested in the issues of education and poverty, and the question of what kind of education can lead to better lives for people living in poverty lies at the root of all my research.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2016/04, 2020/03/31, Hiroshima University, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Associate Professor
  • 2012/04, 2016/03, Kurashiki City College, Professor
  • 2007/04, 2012/03, Hamamatsu Gakuin University, Lecturer (2007-08), Associate Professor (2008-10), Professor (2010-12)
  • 2006/04, 2007/03, Hamamatsu Gakuin University Junior college, Lecturer
  • 2002/08, 2006/03, Nagoya University, Graduate School of International Development, Assistant professor (Overseas Fieldwork, Domestic Fieldwork)
  • 1996/07, 1998/07, Unicef, Chile Area Office, Assistant Program Officer (Education)
  • 1990/01, 1992/03, JOCV, Dominican Republic

Educational Backgrounds

  • Nagoya University, Graduate School of International Development, Department of International Development, Japan, 1996/04, 2002/07
  • University of Toronto, OISE, Master Degree Program, Canada, 2000/09, 2001/11
  • Nagoya University, Graduate School of International Development, Department of International Development, Japan, 1994/04, 1996/03

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Nagoya University
  • M.A., Nagoya University

Educational Activity

  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Educational Sciences : International Education Development Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Educational Sciences : International Education Development Program

Research Fields

  • Social sciences;Education;Sociology of education

Research Keywords

  • Early Childhood Care and Education, Developing countries, International educational cooperation, Effectiveness studies

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japan Comparative Education Society
  • The Japan Society for International Development
  • Japan Association for Latin American Studies
  • Japan Society of Research on Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Japan International Education Society
  • International Association of Early Childhood Education

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Foundations of International Education Development I
  2. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Foundations of International Education Development II
  3. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Science History for Humanities and Social Sciences (English Class)
  4. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Research Methods and Ethics for Educational Sciences (English Class)
  5. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, History of Japanese Educational Development
  6. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Non-formal Education
  7. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Fundamental Theory of Practice in International Cooperation in Education I
  8. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Fundamental Theory of Practice in International Cooperation in Education II
  9. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Development of Early Childhood Care and Education I
  10. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Development of Early Childhood Care and Education II
  11. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study (April 2022 Master's Students)
  12. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study (October 2022 Master's Students)
  13. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study (October 2022 Doctoral Students)

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. "A Play-based Curriculum Introduced in Myanmar's Kindergartens: An Analysis of Classroom Practices, Teachers' Understanding, and Challenges", Studies in Education, Bulletin of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hiroshima University, 2, 284-293, 202112
  2. ★, Relations between Young Children's School Readiness and Primary School Enrollment, Grade Retention and Completion in Rural Cambodia, Comparative Education, 63, 90-111, 202107
  3. "A Study on the Assessment of Early Childhood Care and Education in Japan: Implications from Canada's Early Development Instrument", Bulletin of Kurashiki City College, 64, 1-10, 202103
  4. "Early Childhood Care and Education Practices in Japan for the Era of Society 5.0", Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (ICECCEP 2019), 503, 27-32, 202003
  5. "Primary education reform in rural Colombia: With an focus on Escuela Nueva", "Humans and Education" by Research Institute of Democracy and Education, 104, 88-93, 201912
  6. "Issues concerning Introducing Nature Experience Activities in Early Childhood Pre-service Teacher Education: An Analysis of the Sustainablity of Effect", Bulletin of Kurashiki City College, 61, 99-108, 201803
  7. "A Study of Introducing Nature Experience Activities in Pre-service Teacher Training for Early Childhood Education and Care", Bulletin of Kurashiki City College, 60, 21-29, 201703
  8. ★, "Global Governance of Early Childhood Education and Development", Journal of International Development Studies, 25(1/2), 57-70, 201611
  9. "Challenges for Improving Overall Skills in Early Childhood Education and Care through Teaching Practices: From the Analysis of Student Teachers' Episode Records", Bulletin of Kurashiki City College, 59, 9-17, 201603
  10. Early Childhood Education in Cambodia: Access Expansion and Its Challenges in Rural Areas of Developing Countries, 201407
  11. "Inhibitory Effect of Community Preschool on Early Entry to Primary School before the School Starting Age", Bulletin of Kurashiki City College, 57, 9-14, 201403
  12. "An Evaluation of "Child Care Support Plaza" of Kurashiki City College through Users Satisfaction Survey", Bulletin of Kurashiki City College, 15-24, 201403
  13. "Assistance of International Aid Organizations to Early Childhood Education: Its Rationales and Trends", Journal of the Japan Society for Educational System and Organization, 20, 92-97, 201311
  14. "Issues in Building Academic Skills of South American Children in Japan: A View from Early Childhood Education", Journal of International Education, 18, 91-93, 201209
  15. "A Study on the Student Teaching Program in Early Childhood Education: Based on the Comparison between Students' Self-evaluations and Kindergartens' Assessment Results", Bulletin of Hamamatsu Gakuin University, 7, 149-164, 201103
  16. "A Concept of "School Readiness": Its Applications in Other Countries and Implications to Japan", Bulletin of Hamamatsu Gakuin University, 6, 83-96, 201003
  17. "Effects of Early Childhood Care and Education for Children, Care-givers, and Society", Bulletin of Hamamatsu Gakuin University, 4, 85-103, 200803
  18. ★, "Challenges of Basic Education in Chile: A Comparative Analysis of Successful and Less Successful Schools in Poor Areas", Asian Economies, 48(4), 2-23, 200704
  19. Quality Improvement of Primary Education in Developing Countries: An Analysis of Schools of Low Performance in Chile (Doctoral Dissertation), 1-232, 20050720
  20. "Basic and Secondary Education Reforms in Chile in the 1990s: Based on the Brunner Report", Latin America Report, 22(1), 47-58, 200505
  21. "Challenges for Improving the Quality of Basic Education in Poor Areas : An Empirical Analysis of Chile's P-900 Program", Journal of International Cooperation in Education, 5(1), 31-45, 200207
  22. "Secondary Agricultural Education System in the Republic of Paraguay", Japanese journal of tropical agriculture, 46(2), 114-120, 200206
  23. "Expansion of the Concept of Equity in Education in Latin America: Background and Implications", Journal of International Development Studies, 11(1), 21-37, 200205
  24. Analysis of Schools Serving Poor Children in Chile: The P-900 Program (Major Research Paper), 1-108, 200111
  25. "Primary School Reform in Rural Areas of Colombia: An Analysis of Factors Limiting Sustainability of the New School Program", Forum of International Development Studies, 15, 117-139, 200003
  26. Issues and Strategies for Improving Primary Education in Rural Areas of Latin America: A Case Study of Escuela Nueva in Colombia, 1-139, 199603

Publications such as books

  1. 2020/03, "Report of Research on Textbook Systems in Foreign Countries" by Japan Textbook Research Center., "Republic of Chile" (by Miwa, C.), Report, 448, 14-15, 41, 213-220.
  2. 2018/11, Japan Society for International Development Ed. Encyclopedia of International Development, "Early Childhood Care and Education" (by Miwa, C.), Maruzen Publishing Co. Ltd., Dictionary/Encyclopedia, Joint work, Takahashi, M. and others, 978-4621303405, 613, 198-199
  3. 2015/03, Final Report on the International Comparative Study on Education for Foreign Children in Japan, "Challenges and Strategies for Supporting Foreign Children during the Preschool Period" (the written chapter), National Institute for Educational Policy Research, Report, Joint work, Ohno, A., Numano, T., Kogirima, T., Saito, Y., Sugimura, M., Kodama, N., Yamato, Y., Nii, K., Miwa, C. and others, 186, 78-86
  4. 2012/06, Encyclopedia of Comparative Education, Toshindo, Dictionary/Encyclopedia, Joint work, Japan Comparative Education Society (Ed.), 978-4798901275, 424, 55,157,180,276
  5. 2012/03, Early Childhood Care and Education in Developing Countries and International Cooperation, Toshindo, Scholarly Book, Joint work, Hamano, T, and Miwa, C., 9784798900971, 314, i-viii, 4-38, 62-118, 178-199, 202-271
  6. 2011/03, Final Report on the Comparative Study of Community Participation and Local Management in Basic Education and International Cooperation, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), "Community Preschools and Access Expansion in Cambodia," "Community Preschools and School Readiness in Cambodia" (Written by Miwa, C.),, Report, Joint work, Hamano, T. (Ed.), Miwa, C., Noda, M., 1-30, 31-54
  7. 2009/03, Early Childhood Education Handbook 2: For International Education Cooperation and Its Better Practices, Global Collaboration Center, Ochanomizu University, Book(general), Joint work, Tsubokawa, K. (Ed.), Hamano, T., Uchida, N., Miwa, C., and others, 239
  8. 2009/03, Open up the Future of Young Children in Developing Countries: Approaches and Trends of International Assistance in Early Childhood Development, Global Collaboration Center, Ochanomizu University, Others, 16
  9. 2008/06, EFA Global Monitoring Report 2007: Strong Foundations Early Childhood Care and Education (Japanese Translation), Ochanomizu University, Report, Joint Translation, UNESCO, Hamano, T. (Translation Supervision), Miwa, C., and others (Translators), 193, 152-187
  10. 2007/08, Education Reforms in Latin America, "Chapter 8 Neoliberal Education Policies in Chile" (the written chapter), Kourosha, Scholarly Book, Joint work, Ushida, C. (Ed.), Yonemura, A., Saito, Y., Ehara, H., Miwa, C., others, 978-4875344070, 201, 139-160
  11. 2007/03, Universalization of Primary Education in the Historical and Developmental Perspective, "Chapter 6 Universalization of Basic Education in Chile and the Voucher System" (the written chapter), Institute of Developing Economies-JETRO, Report, Joint work, English, Yonemura, A. (Ed.), Kaneko, M., Schiefelbein, E., Ushiogi, M., Hamano, T, Sugimura, M. Noda, M., Miwa, C., and others, 398, 215-256
  12. 2005/04, International Education Development: Theories and Prractices, "Chapter 14 Analytical Methods for Education Improvement" (the written chapter), Yuhikaku, Scholarly Book, Joint work, Kuroda, K. and Yokozeki, Y. (Eds.), Miwa, C. and others, 4641076979, 305, 258-278
  13. 2005/03, Universalization of Primary Education: Its Realization Mechanism and Policy Agenda, "Issues of Universalization of Basic Education in Chile" (written chapter), Institute of Developing Economies-JETRO, 2005, 3, Report, Joint work, Yonemura, A. (Ed.), Kaneko, M., Ushiogi, M., Hamano, T., Noda, M., Sugimura, M., Miwa, C., 219
  14. 2004/08, Basic Research on International Assistance to Early Childhood Development, JICA Research Institute, Report, Single work, Miwa, C.
  15. 1999, Basic Design Study Report on the Project for Construction of School Facilities for Basic Education in the West Bank of the Palestinian Authority, JICA, Mohri, Architect & Associates, Inc., Report, Joint work, 128

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Japan's Early Childhood Care and Education during the Pandemic: Challenges and emerging opportunities for quality improvement, Miwa, C., 2nd International Conference on Early Chilldhood Care Education and Parenting, Regional Center for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (CECCEP), Southeast Asian Minsters of Education Organization (SEAMEO), 2021/11/17, With Invitation, English, SEAMEO, CECCEP, Cirebon, Indonesia
  2. An Analysis of Classroom Observations at Public Preschools and Community Preschools in Rural Cambodia, Miwa, C., The 2nd Biennial Conference of Comparative Education Society of Cambodia, 2021/10/15, English, Comparative Education Society of Cambodia, Kirirom Institute of Technology (Online)
  3. What did Asian Developing Countries Learn from Japan's Early Childhood Care and Education through an International Training Program?, Miwa, C., The 32nd Annual Conference of Japan International Education Society, 2021/10/10, English, Japan International Education Society, Hokkaido Univeristy of Education and Hokkaido University (Online)
  4. Background of the Introduction of a Play-based Curriculum in Mongolian Preschool Education: Analysis of interviews with key stakeholders, Tin Nu Nu Wai, Batsaikhan, J., Miwa, C., The 42nd Conference of the International Association of Early Childhood Education, 2021/09/25, English, International Association of Early Childhood Education, (Online)
  5. An Analysis of Myanmar's Policies for Early Childhood Care and Development based on the SABER-ECD Framework, Tin Nu Nu Wai and Miwa, C., 2021/06/27, English, The 57 Annual Conference of Japan Comparative Education Society, Tsukuba Uiversity (Online)
  6. Preschool Experience and their Impact on Socio-emotional Development at Age 14 in Rural Cambodia, Miwa, C., 3rd World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) Symposium, 2020/11/27, English, World Council of Comparative Education Societies, Lisbon, Portugal (Online)
  7. Early Childhood Care and Education Practices in Japan for the Era of Society 5.0, Miwa, C., The 1st International Conference on Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting Regional Center for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (CECCEP), Southeast Asian Minsters of Education Organization (SEAMEO), 2019/10/18, With Invitation, English, SEAMEO, CECCEP, Bandung, Indonesia
  8. Relationship between preschooling and junior high school enrollment and graduation in rural Cambodia, Miwa, C., Japan Comparative Education Society The 55th Annual Conference, 2019/06/09, Japanese, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
  9. Long-term effects of preschool education of different modalities on schooling in lower secondary education: Evidence from rural Cambodia (Formal Paper Presentation Session), Miwa, C., The 63rd Comparative and International Education Society Conference 2019, 2019/04/15, English, Comparative International Education Society, San Francisco
  10. An Empirical Study of the Long-term Effect of Preschooling in Rural Cambodia, Miwa, C., Joint Research Seminar of the Education Research Council (ERC), Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MOEYS) of the Kingdom of Cambodia and CICE/IDEC/Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University, 2018/11/29, English, IDEC, Hiroshima University
  11. Relationship between Pre-schooling and Grade Repetitions and Dropouts in Primary and Lower Secondary Schools of Developing Countries: Based on a Tracer Study in Rural Areas of Cambodia, Miwa, C., The 39th Annual Convention of International Association of Early Childhood Education ("Convention Program," pp. 73-74), 2018/09/14, Japanese, International Association of Early Childhood Education, Fukuyama City University
  12. Relationship between young children's school readiness, and grade promotion and graduation from primary school: Based on a longitudinal study in rural Cambodia, Miwa, C., Japan Comparative Education Society The 54th Annual Conference (Presentation Abstracts, p. 92), 2018/06/23, Japanese, Japan Comparative Education Society, Hiroshima University
  13. Effects of Preschool Education among Different Types of Programs on Subsequent Schooling: A Longitudinal Study in Rural Cambodia, Miwa, C., The 11th Bienneial Comparative Education Society of Asia (Conference Program, p. 62), 2018/05/11, English, Comparative Education Society of Asia, Siem Reap, Cambodia
  14. Roles of Community Preschools in Expanding Access to Early Childhood Education: An Analysis of Changes in Rural Areas of Cambodia in a Decade, Miwa, C., The 28th Annual Conference of the Japan International Education Society "Presentation Abstracts of the 28th Annual Conference of the Japan International Education Society," pp. 52-53, 2017/09/03, Without Invitation, Japanese, Japan International Education Society, Fukuoka Jogakuin University
  15. Non-cognitive Skills and Future Expectation: From the Tracer Study of Escuela Nueva in Colombia, Suzuki, T., Miwa, C., Nishimura, M., and Hatta, N., The 53rd Annual Conference of the Japan Comparative Education Society (Presentation Abstracts, p.162), 2017/06/25, English, The Tokyo University
  16. A Study of Introducing Nature Experience Activities in Pre-service Teacher Training for Early Childhood Education and Care (2), Miwa, C., and Kido, K., Japan Society of Research on Early Childhood Care and Education the 70th Annunal Conference (Presentation Abstracts, p. 818), 2017/06/20, Japanese, Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare
  17. Non-Cognitive Skills Gained by Escuela Nueva Primary Schools in Colombia: Autonomous Learning, Self-esteem and Democratic Behavior of Fresh Graduates, Suzuki, T., Miwa, C., Nishimura, M., and Hatta, N., The Third International Congress of Escuelas Nuevas (III CIEN), 2016/11/10, English, Fundación Escuela Nueva, Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia
  18. School Readiness of Young Children in Rural Cambodia: Changes in Different Domains before and after Preshooling, Japan International Education Society 27th Annual Conference "Presentation Abstracts" pp. 69-70, 2016/09/11, Japanese, Yasuda Women's University
  19. Effects of Colombia's Escuela Nueva on Non-cognitive Skills: Based on the Follow-up Study of their Graduates, Suzuki, T., Miwa, C., Nishimura, M., and Hatta, N., Japan Comparative Education Society The 52nd Annual Conference "Prentation Abstracts" p. 166, 2016/06/26, Japanese, Osaka University
  20. A Study of Introducing Nature Experience Activities in Pre-service Teacher Training for Early Childhood Education and Care, Miwa, C., Kido, K., Japan Society of Research on Early Childhood Care and Education the 69th Annunal Conference, 2016/05/07, Japanese, Japan Society of Research on Early Childhood Care and Education "Presnetation Abstracts" p. 538, Tokyo Gakugei University
  21. Improving Overall Skills through Teaching Practices for Early Childhood Education and Care: From the Analysis of Student Teachers' Episode Records, Miwa, C., Kido, K., and Mizote, E., Japan Society of Research on Early Childhood Care and Education the 67th Annunal Conference "Presentation Abstracts" p.511, 2014/05, Japanese, Osaka University of Comprehensive Children Education
  22. Community Preschools and Primary Schooling in Cambodia, Japan Comparative Education Society 49th Annual Conference "Presentation Abstracts" p.84, 2013/07/06, Japanese, Sophia University
  23. Assistance of International Aid Organizations to Early Childhood Education: Its Rationales and Trends, Japan Society for Educational System and Organization the 20th Annual Conference "Conference Program" p.24, 2012/11/18, With Invitation, Japanese, Okayama University
  24. School Readiness of South American Young Children in Japan and their Transition to Primary Schools: Based on the Observation at a Nursery School, Japan Society of Research on Early Childhood Care and Education the 65th Annual Conference "Presentation Abstracts" p.953, 2012/05/05, Japanese, Tokyo Kasei University
  25. Issues in Building Academic Skills of South American Children in Japan: A View from Early Childhood Education, Japan International Education Society 22nd Annual Conference, 2011/09/11, With Invitation, Japanese, Tokyo Metropolitan University
  26. Preschool Children's School Readiness for South American Nursery Teachers in Japan, International Association of Early Childhood Education the 32nd Annual Conference, 2011/08/19, Japanese, Kyungsung University (South Korea)
  27. A Study on Early Childhood Care and Education for South American Children in Japan and School Readiness: The Case of Hamamatsu City, Japan Comparative Education Society 47th Annual Conference, 2011/06/25, Without Invitation, Japanese, Waseda Univerisity
  28. Challenges of Early Childhood Care and Education in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Rural Areas in Cambodia, Japan Society of Research on Early Childhood Care and Education 64th Annual Conference "Presentation Abstracts" p.732, 2011/05/22, Japanese, Tamagawa University
  29. School Readiness of 6-year-old Children in Cambodia: A Comparison among ECD programs through a Longitudinal Study, Japan Comparative Education Society 46th Conference, 2010/06/27, Japanese, Kobe University
  30. Significance of the Existence of Community Preschools: A Case Study of Cambodia, Japan Society of Research on Early Childhood Care and Education 63rd Annual Conference "Presentation Abstracts", p. 495, 2010/05/22, Japanese
  31. International Assistance for Early Childhood Development in Developing Countries, Japan Society of Research on Early Childhood Care and Education 61st Annual Conference, "Presentation Abstracts," p.142, 2008/05/17, Japanese, Nagoya City University
  32. Universalization of Primary Education: Its Theoretical Perspectives and the Cases of Chile and Malaysia, Yonemura, A., Kaneko, M., Miwa, C., Sugimura, M., Japan Comparative Education Society 42nd Conference "Presentation Abstracts," pp. 224-225, 2006/06/24, Japanese, Hiroshima University
  33. Trends of International Assistance to Early Childhood Development and Patters of their Approaches, Japan Comparative Education Society 40th Conference, 2004/06/27, Japanese, Naogya University
  34. La Educación Formal en Japón: Su Evolución y Desafíos Actuales, Coloquio Internacional de la Asociación Europea de Profesores de Español, 2004/03/31, Spanish, Chukyo University
  35. Importance of Learning Processes in Improving Quality of Basic Education: An Analysis of Low-performance Schools in Chile, Japan Association for Latin American Studies, "Presentation Abstracts," p. 7, 2002/06/01, Japanese, Keio University
  36. Effects and Challnges of P-900 Program, a Compensatory Education Program in Chile, Japan Comparative Education Society 37th Conference, 2001/06/24, Japanese, Kyoto University
  37. Chile's P-900 Program: Comparisons of Successful and Less Successful Participating Schools, In the Panel of "Transforming the Forms of Primary Education in Latin America" Moderated by Joseph Farrel(University of Tronto), The 45th Annual Meeting of Comparative and International Education Scoiety, 2001/03/16, English, Washington, D.C., USA
  38. Basic Education Policies after Structural Adjustments: Decentralization and Privatization, 2nd Meeting of the Central Japan Division, Japan Association for Latin American Studies in 1999, 1999/12/11, Without Invitation, Japanese, University of Nanzan
  39. Primary Education Reform in Rural Areas of Colombia: Aspects of the New School Program, 1999/06, Japanese, Tohoku University

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Kaken, A Longitudinal Study on the Transitional Profess ot Play-based Learning and its Effect on Child Development in Early Childhood Edcuation of Developing Countries, 2020, 2024
  2. Kakenhi, A Study on Long-term Effects of Preschool Education Programs as Non-formal Education, 2016, 2018
  3. Kakenhi (Promotion of Publication of Research Results: Academic Books), Early Childhood Care and Education in Developing Countries and International Cooperation, 2011
  4. Kakenhi, An Empirical Study on Schoool Readiness of Young Children of Foreign Families, 2008, 2012
  5. Realization of Equity under the Neoliberal Education Policy, 2000
  6. FASID Grant for Field Research, Primary Education Development in Sparcely-populated Areas in Developing Countries, 1995

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. Director, 2021/08, 2023/07, International Association of Early Childhood Education
  2. Director, 2021/08, 2023/07, International Association of Early Childhood Education
  3. Auditor, 2019/08, 2021/07, International Association of Early Childhood Education
  4. Editorial Board of International Association of Early Childhood Education (IAECE), 2018/10, 2021/09
  5. Part-time lecturer, 2017/04, 2020/03, Okayama University of Science
  6. Municipal Committee for Managing National Health Insurance of Kurashiki City, 2015/04, 2016/03
  7. Municipal Council of Social Welfare of Kurashiki City, 2014/04, 2016/03
  8. School Council Member of Kurashiki Shonan High School, 2013/04, 2016/03
  9. A Project of International Comparative Study on Educatioin for Foreign Students by the National Institute for Educational Policy Research, 2013/04, 2015/03
  10. Council for Managing Kurashiki Information Learning Center, 2013/04, 2016/03
  11. The Third ASPAC Congress of Unitied Cities and Local Governments 2010, 2009/04, 2011/03
  12. "International Education Assistance Initiative for Supporting JOCV of Early Childhood Education and Quality Improvement of International Cooperation in Early Childhood Education" by Ochanomizu University, 2006/04, 2009/03

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. The 41st Annual Conference of International Association of Early Childhood Education, Executive Committee, 2019/08, 2020/10
  2. The First International Conference on Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting, Regional Center for Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting (CECCEP), Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), Conference advisory board, 2019/08, 2019/10
  3. SDGs and Educational Development in Africa, Planning and Implementation Committe, 2018/06, 2018/10
  4. The 54th Annual Conference of the Japan Comparative Education, Conference preparation committee, 2017/09, 2018/07
  5. The 11th Biennial Conference of Comparative Education Society of Asia, Scientific Committee, 2017/04, 2018/06
  6. Symposium on International Development and Cooperation "Our SDGs: A Dialogue between International Cooperation and Local Development", Executive Committee of the Symposium on International Development and Cooperation, 2017/11, 2018/03
  7. The 20th Conference of African Educational Research Forum, Planning and Implementation Committee, 2017/10, 2017/10
  8. Lesson Study in Asia and Africa, Planning committee member, 2017/04, 2017/04
  9. The 27th Annual Conference of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID), Executive Committee of the 27th Annual Conference of JASID, 2016/04, 2017/03

Other Social Contributions

  1. JICA Knowledge Co-creation Program "Early Childhood Development (Asia) (Year 2020), Course leader, Hiroshima University/JICA, 2021/01/07, 2021/02/25, On-line, Governmental agency
  2. Early Childhood Development: Its Concept and Trends in International Assistance, JICA Knowledge Co-creation Program "Early Childhood Development (Africa and Middle East Countries) Year 2020, Ochanomizu University/JICA, 2021/02/24, 2021/02/24, On-line, Lecturer, Governmental agency
  3. Early Childhood Care and Education: Its Importance, Major Issues, and Policy Implications, JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Program "Capacity Development for the Analyses of Education Policy Making and Its Effects" Year 2020, CICE, Hiroshima University/JICA, 2021/01/25, 2021/01/29, On-demand, Lecturer, Governmental agency
  4. "The Project for Creating Environment for Quality Learning in Egypt" by JICA, Padeco, Co. Ltd., 2020/03/31, 2020/03/31, Advisor, Company
  5. JICA Knowledge Co-creation Program "Early Childhood Development (Asia) (Year 2019), Course leader, Hiroshima University/JICA, 2020/01/10, 2020/01/31, JICA Chugoku and others, Governmental agency
  6. JICA Knowledge Co-creation Program "Early Childhood Development (Asia)" (Year 2019), Course leader, JICA, Hiroshima University, Kurashiki Cable TV, 2020/01/23, 2020/01/23, Media coverage cooperation, TV or radio program, Media
  7. Early Childhood Development: Its Concepts and Trends in International Assistance, JICA Knowledge Co-creation Program "Early Childhood Development (Africa and Middle East Countries), Ochanomizu University/JICA, 2019/11/19, 2019/11/19, Ochanomizu University, Governmental agency
  8. Early Childhood Care and Education: Its Importance, Major Issues, and Policy Implications, JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Program "Capacity Development for the Analyses of Education Policy Making and Its Effects" Year 2019, CICE, Hiroshima University/JICA, 2019/11/15, 2019/11/15, CICE, Hiroshima University, Lecturer, Governmental agency
  9. JICA Knowledge Co-creation Program "Early Childhood Development (Asia) (Year 2018), Course leader, Hiroshima University/JICA, 2019/01/11, 2019/02/01, JICA Chugoku and others, Governmental agency
  10. Access Expansion and Quality Assurance of Early Childhood Care and Education, Project for Quality Improvement of Early Childhood Development in Egypt, Tsurumi University/JICA, 2018/11/30, 2018/11/30, Tsurumi University, Lecturer, Governmental agency
  11. Early Childhood Care and Education: Its Importance, Major Issues, and Policy Implications, JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Program "Capacity Development for the Analyses of Education Policy Making and Its Effects" Year 2018, 2018/11/13, 2018/11/13, CICE, Hiroshima University, Lecturer, Governmental agency
  12. Images of Teachers and Teacher Education System in Japan, JICA Training for Zambia: Improvement of Practical Skills in Conducting Mathematics and Science Lessons based on the Concept of PCK, Year 2018, Hiroshima University/JICA, 2018/10/10, 2018/10/10, IDEC, Hiroshima University, Lecturer, Governmental agency
  13. Briefing on the Education System in Japan, Program for the Visiting Guests from the Philippines, IDEC, Hiroshima University, 2018/04/16, 2018/04/16, IDEC, Hiroshima University, Lecturer, Teachers
  14. Early Childhood Care and Education: Its Importance, Major Issues, and Policy Implications, JICA Knowledge Co-Creation Program "Capacity Development for the Analyses of Education Policy Making and Its Effects" Year 2017, CICE, Hiroshima University/JICA, 2017/11/10, 2017/11/10, CICE, Hiroshima University, Lecturer, Governmental agency
  15. Images of Teachers and Teacher Education System in Japan, JICA Training for Zambia: Improvement of Practical Skills in Conducting Mathematics and Science Lessons based on the Concept of PCK, Year 2017, IDEC, Hiroshima University/JICA, 2017/10/06, 2017/10/06, Lecturer, Governmental agency
  16. Early Childhood Development: Its Concept and Trends in International Assistance, JICA Knowledge Co-creation Program "Early Childhood Education in Middle Eastern Africa" Year 2017, Ochanomizu University/JICA, 2017/09/28, 2017/09/28, Lecturer, Governmental agency
  17. Teacher Education System in Japan: Japanese Teacher Trainig System and Lesson Studies, JICA Knowledge Co-creation Project "Improvement of Education Quality through Lesson Studies" (Year 2017), IDEC, Hiroshima University/JICA, 2017/09/01, 2017/09/01, JICA Chugoku, Lecturer, Governmental agency
  18. Advice for Assistance Overseas to Early Childhood Care and Education in Cambodia, Super-global Project in Developing Countries, Okayama Gakugeikan High School, 2017/08/01, 2017/08/01, IDEC, Hiroshima University, Advisor, Visiting lecture, High school students
  19. Lesson Studies in Asia and Africa, International Symposium of Education Development by IDEC, IDEC, Hiroshima University, 2017/04/06, 2017/04/06, K201, Faculty of Education, Hiroshima University, Presenter, Meeting or assembly, General