International Symposium on Education Reform 2009

Clarifying the Definition and Strategy of Quality School
-International dialog among Japan, East Asian countries and the U.S-


1 Overview

 National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER) will be hosting “International Symposium on Education Reform 2009”, co-hosted with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
Starting with “What is Quality School?”, “What is the definition of “quality of schools?”, and “By which factor are the schools ruled?”, we are trying to find the strategy for designing the Quality School from an international point of view.

2 Date

Wednesday 2 December, 2009
13:00~18:20 ( Doors open at 12:00)

3 Venue

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT), 3F
Auditorium3-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8951, Japan

・ 1-minute-walk from “Toranomon" Station(Tokyo Metro Ginza Line), Exit 6 or 11

・ 3-minute-walk from “Kasumigaseki" Station
(Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line,Chiyoda Line, Hibiya Line), Exit A13

・ 10-minutes-walk from “Uchisaiwaicho" Station(Toei-Mita Line), Exit A4


4 Speakers & Panelists(titles omitted)

Keynote speaker
Dr. Masaaki Hayo
Director, Department for Educational Policy and Evaluation Research, NIER

Dr. Niu Zhikui
Associate Professor, College of Education Administration, Beijing Normal University
Dr. Chung, Kwang-Hee
Chief, Office of College Admission Research, Korean Educational Development Institute
Dr. Shu, Ming-Chin
Former Principal of Yong-An Elementary School, Taipei
Dr. Allen D. Glenn
Professor, University of Washington
Dr. Motoko Akiba
Assistant Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia

Dr. Masaaki Hayo,
Dr. Bunzo Kudo
Director, Department for Elementary and Secondary Education Research, NIER
Note: Simultaneous English-Japanese and Chinese-Japanese interpretation will be provided.

5  Organized by

National Institute for Educational Policy ResearchNIER
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT)

6 Supported by

Japan Society for the Promotion of Education and Research
National Federation of Educational Policy Research Institutes