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Department of EDUCATION
Major in
PRIMARY EDUCATION
Undergraduate Courses:     English Language and Literature   Japanese Language and Literature   History   Human Relations   International Studies   Philosophy   Education   Primary Education   Psychology


   The Primary Education program prepares students to become teachers at kindergartens and / or primary schools. Involvement in the physical and mental growth of children requires professional competence from teachers who can accept great responsibilities. Teachers who can devote themselves to fostering children's full human development are most wanted. The University gives its full support to those who aim to pursue this profession.


CURRICULUM

   The major is divided into two sections:
   1) Pre-primary Education Course;
   2) Primary Education Course.
   However, those who want to teach at both levels of education can specialize in both sections at the same time. In either case, the student must take basic courses in education and study the school curricula and teaching methods for various subjects at kindergartens and primary schools. These courses involve not only the required reading of papers and books, but also provide the opportunity to learn many practical skills such as painting, music, physical exercise, and cooking. Primary education students also participate in a seminar with a small group of other education major students and prepare for their graduation thesis.

   The themes of the graduation theses deal mostly with practical studies. Many students collect their own data by means of questionnaires and interview surveys, and some students even conduct experimental studies of instructional methods and learning processes.

   In the "Center for Study Support," students have access to various multimedia computer software which can be used for classes, study, or research related to graduation theses.


FACULTY MEMBERS AND THEIR AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

IMAGAWA, Kyoko
(Professor)

   Music;
Music Education
KAWABE, Takako
(Professor)

   Early Child-hood Education;
Preschool Curriculum
KINOSHITA, Hisashi
(Professor)

   Primary Education; Japanese Language Teaching, Curriculum, Material
KITAMURA, Kazuo
(Professor)

   History of Education Focusing on Japanese Traditional Character Building;
Liberal Educational Innovation
MASUKAWA, Hiroyuki
(Professor)

  
MIZUSHIMA, Naoki
(Professor)

   Art;
Art Education;
Curriculum Development of "Art & Craft"
NAGATA, Yoshiyuki
(Professor)

   Sociology of Education;
Education for International Understanding and Development;
International Cooperation in Education;
Education for Sustainable Development
NISHIHARA, Naoe
(Lecturer)

   Theory of Life Education;
Human Environment System
SAWANO, Yukiko
(Professor)

   Comparative Education;
Studies on Lifelong Learning Systems and Policies
SUGIHARA, Masaaki
(Associate Professor)

   Educational Methods; Theory of teaching and learning
TAKADA, Yumi
(Professor)

   Dance, Body, Communication;
Pilates Method of Body Conditioning
UEDA, Seiji
(Professor)

   School Health Education;
Healthy School;
Health Behavior and Health Risk Behavior


MASTER OF ARTS PROGRAM
   A Master of Arts in Human Sciences is offered for those who want to pursue higher levels of research.