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New Learning Culture and Challenges to Japanese Teacher Education

Summary:

Teacher education and training (TET) is destined to be innovated in the newly developed learning cultures. New learning cultures being global within the ICT networks, school teachers have to cope with various tasks that are laid upon them. Teachers and learning facilitators should be well prepared for their new professional jobs. Hence, teacher education and training system has to be innovated. The needs are felt at once nationally and internationally. The best way for innovating TET could be making the whole processes more participatory for all who can be involved in TET. The Regional Teacher Education Unit is proposed by the author.

Keywords:
Multi-literacy, new learning cultures, teaching capabilities, teacher education reform, regional scheme for teacher education

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Shin'ichi Suzuki, Professor Emeritus, Waseda University, Tokyo.
Born January 1933, Changchung, northeastern part of China (Hsinking, former Manchuria). Repatriated to Japan in November 1946. Graduated from Hobara Fukushima Prefectural High School. After graduating from the School of Education, Waseda University, Tokyo, received MA from Graduate School of Literature, Waseda University in 1960 and completed doctoral program coursework in 1964. Continued studies at London University. PhD in Education. Specializes in comparative education, theory of teacher education, British educational history, system, and policy research. Posts include Professor, School of Education; Professor, Graduate School of Education, Waseda University; Director, Waseda Institute for British Studies; Deputy Director, Waseda Institute of Teacher Education; Advisor, Teacher Training Program. Served as Representative, Japan-UK Education Forum and Chair, Japan International Education Society. Professor Emeritus, Waseda University from 2003. Honorary Member, Europe Comparative Education Society from 2008.

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