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International Symposium on Educational Reform 2014

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The OECD PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) has been conducted 5 times since 2000, and the results and survey techniques have so far affected the education policies in each country. Moreover, the result of the OECD TALIS (Teaching and Learning International Survey) 2013, in which Japan took part for the first time, was released in June this year.

At this symposium, we would like to explore how such international surveys have affected past education and teacher policies in each country and how we should shape the future policies.

Basic information

Date and Time
November 17, 2014 13:00-17:30
Organized by
National Institute for Educational Policy Research
Supported by
National Federation of Educational Policy Research Institutes
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), 3F Auditorium
  • 1-minute walk from Toranomon Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line), Exit 5 or 11 / 5-minute walk from Kasumigaseki Station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line, Chiyoda Line, Hibiya Line), Exit A13
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Opening Remarks
Tatsuya OTSUKI
Director General, NIER

Section 1

Keynote Speech 1:

How to best shape effective learning and teaching?

Andreas Schleicher
Director, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD
Keynote Speech 2:

The present situation and challenges: Japan's education and teacher policies through PISA and TALIS surveys (tentative)

Haruki Ozaki
Executive Director, Mejiro Gakuen Educational Foundation (Former Director General of NIER, Japan)

Section 2: Panel Discussion

Key Questions presented by Moderator
Eizo Nagasaki
Former professor at Shizuoka University
Presentation 1: Finland
Jouni Välijärvi
Professor and Director, Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä
Presentation 2: Singapore
Oon-Seng Tan
Professor and Director, National Institute of Education, Singapore
Presentation 3: Korea
Bang-Ran Ryu
Director and Senior Research Fellow, Office of Primary and Secondary Education Research
Korean Educational Development Institute
Presentation 4: China
Yan Wang
Director and Senior Specialist, Department for International Cooperation
National Institute of Education Sciences, China

"What should future education and teacher policies be, in the light of international comparisons?
-- The impacts of PISA and TALIS surveys in each country --"

    Adreas Schleicher (OECD), Haruki Ozaki (Japan), Jouni Välijärvi (Finland), Oon-Seng Tan (Singapore), Bang-Ran Ryu (Korea), Yan Wang (China)
  Moderator :  
    Eizo Nagasaki  
A reception with the speakers is scheduled after the symposium. If you would like to attend, please also register for the reception.
Further information will be provided to registered participants in early November. Participation fee: ¥3,000 - 4,000 (TBA)