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The JUSTEC 2010 forum is open to not only JUSTEC participants, but also all members of the education community for the purpose of providing a significant educational opportunity for scholars, in-service teachers, administrators and practitioners as our community contribution.
The forum has invited Dr. Marilyn Cochran-Smith, a leading scholar in Teacher Education, to give the keynote address. Dr. Cochran-Smith and three Japanese experts will discuss how schools and teachers can meet and support the various needs of a diverse student population.

Date:    July 25th, 2010   

Time:    1:00-4:00 pm (Registration desk opens at  12:30)
Venue:   Auditorium, Tamagawa University, Tokyo
Fee:       Free

Language:          English and Japanese (Simultaneous translation available)
Participation:     Reservation required (Preferably by July 15th)

Sponsored by:     Tamagawa University
Co-sponsored by: JUSTEC

Supported by:

Keynote Address:    Dr. Marilyn Cochran-Smith

                              John E. Cawthorne Endowed Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools
                              Director, Ph.D. Program in Curriculum & Instruction
Lynch School of Education, Boston College
Marilyn Cochran-Smith is the Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools and Director of the Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Instruction at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College (Boston, Massachusetts, USA). She is an elected member of the National Academy of Education and a former President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).  Cochran-Smith is co-editor (with Ken Zeichner) of Studying Teacher Education: The Report of the AERA Panel on Research and Teacher Education and co-editor (with Sharon Feiman Nemser, John McINtyre, and Kelly Demers) of the Third Handbook of Research on Teacher Education. Cochran-Smith was editor of AACTE's Journal of Teacher Education from 2000-2006. Her 9th book, Inquiry as Stance: Practitioner Research for the Next Generation (co-authored with Susan Lytle), was published in 2009. Dr. Cochran-Smith, who earned her doctorate in Language in Education at the University of Pennsylvania in 1982, has been a recipient of many awards, including AACTE's Pomeroy Award, Margaret Lindsey Award, and the Outstanding Writing Award in both 1995 and 2005 as well as AERA's Research to Practice Award in 2006, the National Association of Multicultural Education's Research Award in 2004, and the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education's first annual impact award in 2006.  Cochran-Smith was the inaugural holder of the C.J. Koh Endowed Distinguished Professorship at the National Institute of Education in Singapore in 2006.
Japanese Panelists:  Professor Yumiko Ono
Professor, Naruto University of Education
Yumiko Ono specializes in intercultural education and professional teacher development. Her research interests include international adoption of Japanese educational practices, especially lesson study, to developing countries as well as reframing teacher learning from adult learning perspective. She had been a member of the Mpumalanga Secondary Science Initiative in South Africa (1999-2006), and the Strengthening Teacher Education Project in Afghanistan (STEP, 2005-), both of which are education projects funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
                             Professor  Sakae Akuzawa
                             Associate Professor, Tamagawa University, Graduate School of Education
After 16 years of teaching experience as a teacher, vice-principal, and principal, Sakae Akuzawa contributed tremendously to the education in Kanagawa as a teacher consultant (Syuji), section chief (Kacyo), and a director of the Kanagawa Board of Education. He is a professor at Tamagawa Graduate School of Education (Teaching Profession) and one of the leading experts in education for children with special needs. He has numerous publications within the specialty of special needs education.
Coordinator:             Professor Ikuo Komatsu
Professor, Tamagawa University, Graduate School of Education
Emeritus Researcher, National Institute for Educational Policy Research
Ikuo Komatsu specializes in comparative research on Japanese and British educational policy and school administration. He has been involved in several overseas surveys including more than 70 surveys done in the UK and has recently developed an interest in school management and school evaluation. As an honorary visiting research fellow at the School of Education of the University of Birmingham in the UK in 1986 and 1998, he engaged in research about British educational reform and educational management. Apart from his membership in the British organizations, National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) and Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), he is also affiliated with UK-based educational groups and is on the international editorial board of the journal published by the British Educational Leadership, Management & Administration Society (BELMAS). In addition, Mr. Komatsu served as director of both The Japan Educational Administration Society and The Japanese Association for the Study of Education Administration. He is a member and vice-chairman of the Research Committee on the Promotion of School Evaluation and is on the School Evaluation committee of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT). He heads the school management committee for three community schools (for Suginami public elementary school in Tokyo, public junior high school in Yokohama and elementary and junior high school in Kyoto). He is a member of Board of Education Committee of Adachi Ward in Metropolitan Tokyo. He has numerous publications within the educational administration and educational policy.
  • If you have registered the JUSTEC 2010, you don’t need to make any reservation. For those who have not registered the JUSTEC 2010 (from July 22nd to 25th) and wish to participate the JUSTEC 2010 Forum only, please e-mail to the JUSTEC Office.

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    (1) your name,
    (2) your position and the name of your institution,
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    (7) number(s) of child(ren),
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Day-care Service: Reservation required by July 15th
The JUSTEC Office supports working parent(s) and provides a day-care service from 12:30 to 4:15 on July 25th, 2010. The service is available only to registered forum participants. The day-care will accommodate a maximum of 30 children, 10 years and under. The day-care staff are licensed nursery teachers and they will be assisted by students from the Education Department who are currently training to become either nursery school, kindergarten or elementary school teachers.

Conditions and Terms:
  • Lunch is not provided, so please plan accordingly.
  • We provide a light snack and drink (caffeine free barley tea, or apple juice), but please bring his/her snack and drink if he/she has any food allergy.
  • We prepare room(s) according to the number of children so that he/she can spend time pleasantly and safely. Therefore, we cannot accept any child without reservation on or after July 15th.
  • We will close the reservation desk when we have 30 children, so you may want to reserve earlier.
  • We understand that anything could happen with a baby/child, so we accept cancellation without any cancellation fee. However, please let us know as soon as possible because other families are waiting to join the forum.
  • July 25th, The registration desk for the Day-Care Service is located near the Forum Registration desk.  Please proceed to the main Forum Registration desk after you have registered your child(ren) with the Day-Care Service.
  • We take care of your child(ren) until the end of the forum, but please come to pick up your child before 4:30. 
Day-care Service Fee: 
  • ¥1000 per child, and ¥1500 for all siblings (from 12:30-4:15)
Things to bring on 25th:
  • For babies: Please bring some diapers, a plastic bag for used diapers, enough baby wipes, milk & baby bottle, and a hand towel.
  • For little children with diapers: Please bring a few diapers, a plastic bag for used diapers, baby wipes if needed, and a hand towel.
  • For bigger children: Please bring a hand towel.