Ethnography of Japanese Early Childhood Education: A Book Launch and Reflections on Studying Japanese Education from Insider and Outsider Perspectives

In this symposium, the authors, one Japanese and one American, will present key findings from their video-based ethnography of three Japanese preschools. This book sheds light on implicit cultural practices of Japanese preschool educators. Discussants will join the authors to reflect on challenges in studying Japanese education from inside and outside vantage points, with consideration of implications for future studies of Japanese education.

The lecture and panel discussion will be in English and simultaneously interpreted in Japanese.

No fee is required. We need to know the number of participants to book a room, so please register in advance. To register online, please go to the “Registration” below. We look forward to your participation.

DateWednesday 18 December 2019
Time 16:30-18:00
VenueMeeting room 1, Faculty of Education main building
FeeFree of charge
RegistrationPlease register by 17:00 on Monday 16 December 2019 via:
*Onsite registration may be offered subject to availability.
PresentersAkiko Hayashi
Assistant professor of Governance Studies, the Professional Graduate School at Meiji University.
Joseph Tobin
Professor, the University of Georgia and the author of books including Preschool in Three Cultures: Japan, China, and the US.
 DiscussantsGreg Poole
Professor, Doshisha University
Ritsuko Kumagai
Former Director, Senzan Kindergarten
Tadashi Nishihira
Professor, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University
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