The Internationalization of the “Japanese Model” of Schooling Tokkatsu

Speaker: Ryoko Tsuneyoshi PhD

Abstract. The value of developing the social and emotional aspects of the child, promoting non-cognitive abilities, etc. are now recognized internationally. The Japanese model of schooling integrates both subject and non-subject learning under the umbrella of a larger holistic educational framework. This model, now known internationally as the Tokkatsu model (comes from tokubetsu katsudo), is now being implemented outside of Japan (e.g., Egypt, with assistance from JICA). This presentation focuses on this model, and reviews some of the developments abroad, and analyzes the challenges, possibilities, and possible future directions, as the model internationalizes.

DateMonday 18 January 2021
Time10:00-12:00 (JST)
VenueZoom meeting room (online)
LanguageJapanese (Simultaneous interpretation available)
RegistrationPlease register by 17:00 on Friday 15 January on:
*Please make sure that your email address is correct.
PresenterRyoko Tsuneyoshi
Professor, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo
ContactGlobal Education Office
Email: globaledu(at)
*replace (at) with @