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Course Name(Multicultural Seminar)Comparing Education in the World
InstructorShimauchi, Sae
MajorMulticultural Seminar
Course goals1.Students will be able to understand global educational issues and analyze them from a comparative point of view.
2.Students will acquire basic skills in English such as giving and supporting their opinion and presenting their findings in an organized matter.
Course outline-This course aims to introduce issues in the field of international and comparative education. The course pays particular attention to different backgrounds of society and culture in the context of education in Japan and other countries. As they are give
Evaluation Scale and Policies-Attendance (10%)
-Participation (40%): understanding of prep-reading materials and contribution to a class discussion)
-Group Presentation (30%): preparation, structure, delivery, analysis, reference and originality
-Final In-Class Essay exam (20%)
PrerequisitesThis class will be entirely conducted in English. Students will be highly encouraged to participate in discussion and exchange their opinions to develop their communication skill. Grades will be decided heavily on students´┐Żf contribution to discussions and group presentations.
Texts, materials, and suppliesAssigned reading materials relating to topics are to be read prior to class.
RemarkStudents who fail to attend and who are late more than three classes in a row will not be allowed to take a final exam without reliable evidence of extraneous circumstances.circumstances.
Course Schedule/PlanWeek1 (4/16)
Class Introduction Theories and methods of Comparative Education

Week 2 (4/23)
Internationalization of Higher Education National and Global Impact, Academic Drift of University Ranking and Global Competition

Week 3 (4/30)
Gender and Education Gendered Approaches to Empowerment and Quality Educational Outcome

Week 4 (5/7)
Shadow Education Fanatic Educational Fever and Private Supplementary Tutoring

Week 5 (5/14)
Guest Speaker session #1 Lecture and Discussion

Week 6 (5/21)
Language Education Literacy, Multilingual Education, Foreign Language Learning and EMI (English as a Medium of Instruction)

Week 7 (5/28)
Studying Abroad Mobilizing Communities for Educational Quality and Environment

Week 8 (6/4)
Educational Development Fostering Development through Opportunity, Inclusion and Equity

Week 9 (6/11)
Guest Speaker Session #2: Lecture and Discussion

Week 10 (6/18)
Presentation Design

Week 11 (6/25)
Global and International Education What is Global Citizenship Education and Why is it Important?

Week 12 (7/2)
Guest Speaker Session #3: Lecture and Discussion

Week 13 (7/9)
Group Presentation (Team 1 & 2)

Week 14 (7/16)
Group Presentation (Team 3 & 4)

Week 15 (7/23)
Course Wrap-up and Final Essay Exam