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NIER International Symposium on Educational Reform 2017

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 To ensure the accountability of government spending for higher education, showing educational outcomes to the public is a common challenge, and in recent years, large-scale surveys of students/alumni are being conducted in countries around the world. In this symposium, we invite guest speakers from the U.K., U.S. and South Korea who have been involved in such projects. We anticipate in-depth discussion about policy outcomes and challenges in implementation based on the experiences of each country.

Basic information

Date and Time
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 13:30-18:00
3F Auditorium, Ministry of Education Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Organized by
National Institute for Educational Policy Research
Seating capacity
400 people

 *Simultaneous translation will be provided in Japanese and English
 *There is no attendance fee for joining this event


13:30 Greeting from the Director General, NIER
  Ms. Ikuko Arimatsu

13:40 Opening Address
  Yoshitaka Hamanaka
  Senior Researcher, Department for Higher Education Research, NIER

14:10 Lecture
14:10 hExamining the Relationship between Educational Attainment and Career Pathways for U.S. College Graduatesh
Emilda B. Rivers
Deputy Director, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation

14:40 hGraduate Outcomes: Tracking the Pathways of Graduates from UK Universitiesh
Rachel Hewitt
Data Policy and Governance Manager, Higher Education Statistics Agency

break (15:10-15:20)

15:20 hUsing Education and Labor Market Data to Improve College Student Successh
Huijung Chu
Research Fellow Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training
15:50 hThe Quality Assurance of University Education focusing on Occupational Outcomes: The need to accumulate data for empirical researchh
Yuki Honda
Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo

break (16:20-16:45)

16:45 Panel Discussion
 Satoko Fukahori
 Director of Department for Higher Education Research, NIER
 Emilda B. Rivers, Rachel Hewitt, Huijung Chu, Yuki Honda, Yoshitaka Hamanaka

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Speakers, Panelists, etc. Handouts

Opening address

Yoshitaka Hamanaka Presentation Materials iPDF 205KBj


Emilda B. Rivers Presentation Materials iPDF 515KBj
Rachel Hewitt Presentation Materials iPDF 860KBj
Huijung Chu Presentation Materials iPDF 879KBj
Yuki Honda Presentation Materials iPDF 640KBj


NIER International Symposium on Educational Reform 2017
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NIER International Symposium on Educational Reform 2017
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