KYOKO TANIGUCHI

Last Updated :2024/04/03

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
Web Site
E-mail
tanikyohiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
I study educational policy and plans in low- and middle-income countries, such as Africa and Asia. The keywords are academic achievement, grade repetition, school dropout, student transfer, school effectiveness research, school management, community participation, development of skilled human resources, life skills education, education function model, test theory, etc.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2006/10, 2009/07, Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCVs), Malawi, Science and Mathematics Teacher
  • 2013/08, 2013/09, International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), Data Processing and Research Center (DPC), Internship
  • 2014/04, 2020/03, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Research Fellow
  • 2020/04/01, Hiroshima University, International Education Development Program, Division of Educational Sciences, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor

Educational Backgrounds

  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Division of Educational Development and Cultural and Regional Studies, Educational Development, Doctoral Course, 2012/04, 2015/09
  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Department of Educational Development and Cultural and Regional Studies, Educational Development, Master's Course, 2010/04, 2012/03

Academic Degrees

  • Hiroshima University
  • Hiroshima University

Research Fields

  • Social sciences;Education;Education
  • Social sciences;Education;Sociology of education
  • Humanities;Philosophy;Area studies

Research Keywords

  • International educational development, Educational planning, Education policy, Educational evaluation, Comparative education

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japan Comparative Education Society
  • Japan Society for International Development
  • Japan Association for African Studies
  • Japan Society for Africa Educational Research
  • Japan Association for Research on Testing
  • Japan Society of Educational Sociology
  • Japanese Educational Research Association
  • Japanese Association of Educational Psychology
  • Behaviormetric Society
  • Comparative and International Education Society
  • American Educational Research Association
  • British Association of International and Comparative Education
  • International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2024, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introduction to International Cooperation
  2. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Academic approach to SDGs - A
  3. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Academic approach to SDGs - A[On-Demand]
  4. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Foundations of International Education Development I
  5. 2024, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Foundations of International Education Development II
  6. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Educational Sciences and Society(Japanese Class) Students enrolled before AY 2023
  7. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Educational Sciences and Society(Japanese Class)Students enrolling in AY 2024 or later
  8. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, History of Japanese Educational Development
  9. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Planning for Educational Development I
  10. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Planning for Educational Development II
  11. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study(April 2024 Master's Students)
  12. 2024, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Academic Year, Special Study(October 2024 Master's Students)
  13. 2024, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Academic Year, Special Study(October 2024 Doctoral Students) 

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Using Item Response Theory to Analyze Student Ability to Acquire Lower Primary Curriculum Content: A Case of Rural Malawi, Studies in Education, 3, 260-267, 2023
  2. The impact of parental confidence in using technology on parental engagement in children's education at home during COVID-19 lockdowns: evidence from 19 countries, SN Social Sciences, 3(6), 84, 2023
  3. Multiple Alternative Indicators for Gauging School Effectiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa, Studies in Education, 3, 268-274, 2022
  4. ★, The impact of pre-primary education on primary student achievement: evidence from SACMEQ III, International Journal of Early Years Education, 2022
  5. Parental Engagement in Children's Home-Schooling during COVID-19 Pandemic: Results from the Cross-national-research, Studies in Education, 2021
  6. Report of the International Workshop on Medical ZAIRAICHI, A Medical-Local Knowledge on Research Network, Journal of African Studies, 99, 21-27, 2021
  7. ★, Survey data on the impact of COVID-19 on parental engagement across 23 countries, DATA IN BRIEF, 35, 2021
  8. ★, School dropout in primary schools in rural Cambodia: school-level and student-level factors, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 41(3), 527-542, 2021
  9. ★, A fair chance for acquiring literacy skills? Suggestions for primary school dropouts in rural Burkina Faso, Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education., 49(4), 527-542, 2021
  10. Long-Term Effects of Preprimary Education on Cognitive Development: Evidence from PISA-D Participating Countries, Studies of Education, 1, 237-245, 2020
  11. ★, Factors Influencing Incompletion of Primary School in Malawi: Focusing on Grade Repetition, Transfer and Dropout, The World Education Research Association Focal Meeting in Tokyo, 2019
  12. ★, Explanning differing perceptions of employee's skills needs: The case of garment workers in Ethiopia, International Journal of Training and Development, 22(1), 51-68, 2018
  13. ★, The Causes of Dropout in Rural Primary Schools in Malawi, Journal of International Cooperation in Education, 20(1), 1-14, 2017
  14. ★, Determinants of Student Mobility in Primary School in Rural Malawi: An Event History Analysis, World Journal of Education, 7(2), 19-30, 2017
  15. ★, Analyses of reading comprehension skills in primary schools of Malawi, Africa Educational Research Journal, 7, 119-136, 2016
  16. Policy Brief: Expected and Actual Skills of Young Workers in the Garment Industry of Ethiopia, Nagoya University, 2016
  17. ★, School Dropout at the Basic Education Level in Rural Cambodia: Identifying its Causes through Longitudinal Survival Analysis, International Journal of Educational Development, 49, 215-224, 2016
  18. ★, Dynamics of Community Participation, Student Achievement and School Management: The Case of Primary Schools in a Rural Area of Malawi, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 46(3), 479-502, 2016
  19. ★, Determinants of Grade Repetition in Primary School in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Event History Analysis for Rural Malawi, International Journal of Educational Development, 45, 98-111, 2015
  20. Is Participation in Preschool Education Associated with Higher Student Achievement?, IEA's Policy Brief Series, 2, 2013
  21. Analysis of Students' Mathematical Achievement in Grades 3 and 6 in Uganda: Factors Affecting Test Scores and Curriculum Performance, Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences Journal, 93, 2058-2062, 2013
  22. School Improvement Process of Basic Schools in Zambia, Africa Educational Research Journal, 3, 56-72, 2012
  23. Factors of School Management Affecting Student Achievement: A Case of Primary Schools in Nkhata Bay District in Malawi, International Conference on Education Research, 891-900, 2012
  24. Analysis of Effective Schools in Primary Schools in Uganda, International Conference on Education Research, 901-908, 2012
  25. Factors of Community Participation Influencing Pupil Achievement in Primary Schools in Malawi., International Conference on Education Research, 105-118, 2011

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Testing and Academic Achievement Improvement. "The Current State of Educational Achievement Assessment in Developing Countries," "Educational Achievement Assessment Based on Test Theory," "Proposal of Guidelines for Educational Improvement Using Cognitive Diagnostic Models.", The Japan Society for International Development, 2023/11/12, Without Invitation, Japanese
  2. Test Development for Continuous International Curriculum Achievement Measurement: A Case of Three Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, The Japan Association for Research on Testing, 2023/08/27, Without Invitation, Japanese
  3. Methodology of Determinant School Dropout Studies in Low- and Middle-income Countries, Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong 2023 Annual Summer Conference, 2023/07/21, Without Invitation, English
  4. Management in Community-Based Childcare Centre: Focusing on Unpaid Volunteer Caregivers, Japan Comparative Education Society, 2023/06/17, Without Invitation, Japanese
  5. A Study on Continuous Mesurement of Academic Achievement in Developing Countries Based on Test Theory: A Case of Malawi, Ghana, and Uganda, The Japan Society for International Development, 2023/06/10, Without Invitation, Japanese
  6. Establishment History and Expansion of Community-Based Childcare Centres in Malawi, The Japan Association for African Studies the 60th Annual Conference, 2023/05/14, Without Invitation, Japanese
  7. Revisiting Primary Schools in Rural Malawi: Identifying Causes of Grade Repetition, Transfer, and Dropout., Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference 2023, 2023/02/14, Without Invitation, English
  8. Revisiting Primary Schools in Malawi: Identifying Causes of Failure to Advances, World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES), 2022/11/16, Without Invitation, English
  9. The Impact of Parental Confidence in Using Technology on Parental Engagement in Children's Homeschooling during COVID-19 Lockdowns: Evidence from Ethiopia, Ghana, and Tanzania and Zanzibar, Japan society for Afrasian Studies. The Annual Conference, 2022/07/09, Without Invitation, English
  10. The Long-term Effect of Pre-primary Education on Reading Performace: Focusing on disadvantaged children in PISA-D participating countries, Japan Comparative Education Society, 2022/06/26, Without Invitation, Japanese
  11. Individual and School Levels Factors Influencing Student Achievement in Cambodia, Lay Vichara and Kyoko Taniguchi, Japan Comparative Education Society, Annual Conference, 2022/06/25, Without Invitation, English
  12. The Impact of Parental Confidence in the Use of Technology on Parental Support for Children's Home-schooling under COVID-19 Lockdown, Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong (CESHK), 2022/05/21, Without Invitation, English
  13. The Long-term Effect of Pre-primary Education on Reading Achievement in the PISA-D Participating Countries: Focus on Disadvantaged Children, Comparative and International Education Society, 2022/04/22, Without Invitation, English
  14. Parental engagement in children's homeschooling during COVID-19 pandemic: Results from the Cross-national-research, The Japan Society for International Development, 2021/11/20, Without Invitation, Japanese
  15. Parental engagement in children's home-schooling during COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from 19 countries, Comparative and International Education Society of Asia, 2021/09/26, Without Invitation, English
  16. Life skills education in primary school in Malawi: Achievement and its causes, Japan Association for African Studies, 2021/05/22, Without Invitation, Japanese
  17. Who and in which schools' children can be promoted to the next grade in Malawi? From longitudinal data, Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference 2021, 2021/04/25, Without Invitation, English
  18. Life Skills Education in Malawian Primary Schools, International Workshop on Medical-Zairaichi, A Medical-local Knowledge Research Network, 2021/02/07, With Invitation, English
  19. How can we reduce teachers' absences? Suggestion from primary school dropouts in rural Malawi, Kyoko Taniguchi, 3rd World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) Symposium, 2020/11/26, Without Invitation, English
  20. The Effect of Student Mobility on Achievement in Primary School: Cases from Malawi, Ghana and Ethiopia, Japan Society for Africa Educational Research, 2020/09/27, Without Invitation, English
  21. Who cannot Complete Primary Education in Malawi? A Two-Level Logistic Regression Model, Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference 2020, 2020/03/22, Without Invitation, English
  22. Association between Student Mobility and Achievement: Evidence from Malawi, Ghana, and Ethiopia, The 24th Conference of Japan Society for Africa Educational Research, 2019/10/11, Without Invitation, English
  23. Factors Influencing Incompletion of Primary School in Malawi: Focusing on Grade Repetition, Transfer and Dropout, World Education Research Association 10th Conference, 2019/08/05, Without Invitation, English
  24. Analysis of Student Achievement Growth Using Equating in Item Response Theory: A Case of Malawi, Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference 2019, 2019/04/14, Without Invitation, English
  25. Studies on Industrial Skills Development and Skills Assessment in Ethiopia, Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Ethiopia, 2017/08/23, With Invitation, English
  26. Analysis of Reading Comprehension Skills in Primary School in Malawi by Using Item Response Theory, African Education Research Forum, 2016/04/22, Without Invitation, English
  27. Multiple Indicators of School Effectiveness in Rural Malawi: A Multilevel Event History Analysis, Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference 2016,, 2016/03, Without Invitation, English
  28. Determinates of Primary School Dropout in Malawi: A Multilevel Event History Analysis, The Japan Society for International Development, 2015/11/28, Without Invitation, English
  29. Determinants of Dropout in Primary Education in Rural Cambodia: A Multilevel Analysis., The 16th International Conference on Education Research, 2015/10/14, Without Invitation, English
  30. Study on Khmer Achievement of Acquiring Primary Curriculum Contents in Rural Cambodia: Item Response Theory, The 16th International Conference on Education Researc, 2015/10, Without Invitation, English
  31. The Effect of Student and School Factors on Achievement Growth in Malawi: Value-Added Modeling, Asia Seminar, Hiroshima University, 2014/11/11, With Invitation, English
  32. The Effect of Individual and School Factors on Lower Primary Student Achievement in a Rural Area of Malawi: A Multilevel Analysis, British Association of International and Comparative Education, 2014 Conference,, 2014/09/08, Without Invitation, English
  33. Accounting for Variations in Lower Primary Student Achievement in a Rural Area of Malawi: A Multilevel Analysis, Japan Comparative Education Society, 2014/07/11, Without Invitation, English
  34. Determinants of Repetition at Primary School in a Rural Area of Malawi: An Event History Analysis, The Japan Society for International Development, Western Regional Meeting for Achievements and Progresse, 2014/05/26, Without Invitation, English
  35. A Study on Student Ability of Requiring Curriculum Contents in Primary School in a Rural Area of Malawi: Analysis by Item Response Theory, African Education Research Forum, 2014/04/12, Without Invitation, English
  36. The Effect of Pre-primary Education on Student Achievement at the Fourth Grade: Evidence from TIMSS 2011, Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference 2014, 2014/03/10, Without Invitation, English
  37. Accounting for Variations in Student Achievement at Primary School in a Rural Area of Malawi., Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference 2014, 2014/03/10, Without Invitation, English
  38. The Impact of Pre-Primary Education on Student Achievement at Primary School in African Countries, African Education Research Forum, 2013/10/25, Without Invitation, English
  39. The Effect of Pre-primary Education on Student Mathematics Achievement at the Fourth Grade in Participating Countries in TIMSS 2011, Colloquium, International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), 2013/10/01, With Invitation, English
  40. Dynamic of Community Participation, Student Achievement and School Management: A Case of Primary Schools in Nkhata Bay in Malawi, XV Comparative Education World Congres, 2013/06/24, Without Invitation, English
  41. School Effectiveness in Primary Schools: A Comparison between Malawi and Uganda, Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference 2013, 2013/03/10, Without Invitation, English
  42. Factors of School Management Affecting Student Achievement: A Case of Primary Schools in Nkhata Bay District in Malawi, The 13th International Conference on Education Research, 2012/10/17, Without Invitation, English
  43. Analysis of Effective Schools in Primary Schools in Uganda, The 13th International Conference on Education Research, Session, 2012/10/17, Without Invitation, English
  44. Community Participation and School Management Influencing Student Achievement in Primary Schools in Malawi., Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference 2012, 2012/04/22, Without Invitation, English
  45. Community Participation and School Management in Primary Schools in Malawi. Malawi, Malawi Ministry of Education Science and Technology, 2011/11/08, With Invitation, English
  46. Factors of Community Participation Influencing Pupil Achievement in Primary Schools in Malawi, The 12th International Conference on Education Research, 2011/10/26, Without Invitation, English
  47. Community Participation and School Management: Case of Primary Schools in Malawi, Improvement of School Management in Sub-Saharan Africa II, JICA-Hokuriku and Kanazawa University, 2011/09/13, With Invitation, English

Awards

  1. 2013, Outstanding Paper Award, Comparative International Education Society (CIES) in US Education for Sustainable Development SIG, Community Participation Influencing Student Achievement in School Management: A Case of Primary Schools in Nkhata Bay District in Malawi

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. KAKENHI, Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research (Fostering Joint International Research (B)), Research and Development of an In-service Teacher Education Program to Enhance Disaster Resilience through Collaboration between Japan and Thailand, 2021, 2025
  2. JICA Kusanone, Improving access and quality of pre-primary education in rural Malawi, 2022
  3. KAKENHI, 2020, 2024
  4. KAKENHI, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research B, Study on Measuring Continuous Achievement in Developing Countries Based on Test Theory, 2019, 2022
  5. KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows, 2019, 2020
  6. KAKENHI, 2018, 2023
  7. KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research, Study on Measuring Basic Achievement in Developing Countries Based on Item Response Theory, 2016, 2019
  8. KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows, 2016, 2019
  9. KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows, 2014, 2016
  10. The Hiroshima University Education and Research Support Foundation, 2013, 2014
  11. Sasakawa Scientific Research Grant, 2013, 2014
  12. K. MATSUSHITA FOUNDATION Research Grant, 2012, 2013
  13. Sasakawa Scientific Research Grant, 2011, 2012

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. Part-time lecturer, 2023, Hiroshima Jogakuin University
  2. Part-time lecturer, 2019, 2020, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2023, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
  2. 2023, Studies in Education
  3. 2023, Journal of Asian Public Policy
  4. 2023, Humanities and Social Sciences Communications
  5. 2023, Cogent Education
  6. 2023, Education and Information Technologies
  7. 2023, Journal of International Cooperation in Education
  8. 2022, Cogent Education
  9. 2022, Education and Information Technologies
  10. 2022, International Journal of Early Years Education
  11. 2022, Asia Pacific Journal of Education
  12. 2021, Asia Pacific Journal of Education
  13. 2021, Cambodian Journal of Educational Development
  14. 2021, Cogent Education
  15. 2021, Rural Society
  16. 2020, International Journal of Comparative Education and Development
  17. 2019, Comparative Education Review
  18. 2019, Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
  19. 2019, The Social Science Journal