International Symposium on Education Reform 2009

Articulation between High Schools and Colleges

- Especially how to articulate the students' learning experience and


1 Overview

As we have more interests and understanding of articulation and partnership betweenhigh schools and colleges, “articulation of students’ learning experience and curriculum” is important for both high schools and colleges, and quite interesting in our society.
Therefore, National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER) will be hosting “International Symposium on Education Reform 2009”, where we will share practical findings on how education experts in the world challenge linking high school students’learning experience to university, co-hosted with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) .
In this symposium, we will have professionals from home and abroad, including Canada, Australia, Korea, and the USA, where some advanced progress has been made, and we give some presentations and panel discussion.

2 Date

March 14 (Saturday), 2009
13:00 to18:00 (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. Katsuhiro Arai
Professor, Tohoku University, Japan

Dr. Katsuhiro Arai
Professor, Tohoku University, Japan
Ms. Sylvia Barnard
President, Cambrian College, Canada
Dr. John Owen
Principal Fellow of Faculty of Education in Melbourne University, Australia
Dr. Chung KwangHee
Chief, Office of College Admission Research, Korean Educational Development
Institute, Korea

Dr. Patrick Burk
Chief Policy Officer, Oregon Department of Education, USA

Dr. Yoshiro Tanaka,
Professor, the J. F. Oberlin University, Japan

Dr. Akihiko Hashimoto
Senior Researcher, Department for Educational Policy and Evaluation Research, NIER
Note: Simultaneous English-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