Title: Borrowing and Lending of “Educational Models” through International Cooperation: Cases of Japan’s Efforts to Promote “Knowledge Diplomacy”
Speaker: Yuto Kitamura, Ph. D.
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|Date||Monday 15 March 2021|
|Venue||Zoom meeting room (online)|
|Language||Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation available)|
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Associate Professor, Faculty of Human Development, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo
|Contact||Global Education Office|
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Abstract. Comparative education research has its origin to analyze ideas, systems, and practices of education in different societies/countries for the purpose of improving education in one’s own society/country. Today, in the era of globalization, it is particularly important for comparative education research to reveal how some societies/countries borrow and lend “educational models” each other. Globalization promotes both unification/standardization and division/diversification simultaneously, and it is essential for the field of comparative education to raise a question how such complex phenomena take place through educational borrowing and lending. In this lecture, I will discuss how educational borrowing and lending have been happening between developed countries and developing countries, by referring to cases of the EDU-Port Japan and some other programs. In my discussion, I will apply the notion of “knowledge diplomacy” to understand a nature of current forms of international educational cooperation between developed countries and developing countries.