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≪Academic Societies Related to Education in Japan ≫

  • Japan Comparative Education Society
    Its main goal is 'to contribute to development and spread of comparative education and to promote cooperation in the study of comparative education both in Japan and overseas'.

  • Japanese Educational Research Association
    One of the biggest assciations in Japan that covers the areas of study in educations and educational researchers.

  • Japan Society for Educational Technology
    JSET is becoming a major academic society in the research and practice of media and education including theories of instruction and learning.

  • Japanese Society of Child Science
    It aims to establish "Child Science," which is an integrative and interdisciplinary study of children that transcends and bridges barriers between the humanities and sciences.

  • Japan Society of Developmental Psychology
    The founding principle of the JSDP was to advance in harmony both scientific research and practical activities, serving its members and actively disseminating important information to society.

  • Japan Society of Educational Sociology
    The Japan Society for Educational Sociology is an academic organization established in 1948, with the aims to promote educational sociology and enhance communication for research among members. It has about 1,400 members and conducts various activities vigorously.

  • The Japanese Association of Special Education.
    The Japanese Association of Special Education is the research group that makes researches on both fundamental and practice for independence and the social participation of the disabilities, consisting of concerned parties from the fields including the child care, education, psychology, medical treatment, healthcare, welfare or labor.

  • The Japanese Society of Baby Science
    The Japanese Society of Baby Science adopts a comprehensive approach to the study of infants, employing a wide range of perspectives drawn from medicine, brain science, developmental psychology, engineering, psychology, and public policy.

  • The Linguistic Society of Japan
    The Linguistic Society of Japan (LSJ), one of Japan's major academic societies in the Humanities, is a non-profit organization supported by approximately 2,000 domestic and international members and is dedicated to the scientific study of human languages.

≪Academic Societies Related to Education in Foreign Countries ≫

  • American Psychiatric Association
    American Psychiatric Association is the world's largest psychiatric organization. It is a medical specialty society representing more than 33,000 psychiatric physicians from the United States and around the world.

  • American Psychological Association
    APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with more than 134,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.

  • American Psychological Society
    American Psychological Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of scientific psychology and its representation at the national and international level.

  • Canadian Psychological Association
    The CPA was organized in 1939 and incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act, Part II, in May 1950.

  • International Reading Association
    Since 1956, IRA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy.

  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
    NAEYC is the world's largest organization working on behalf of young children.

  • Society for Cross-Cultural Research
    An organization for pursuing cross-cultural research from a multidisciplinary perspective and includes psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists and other social scientists.

  • Society for the Study of Human Development
    The Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD) is a professional society formed by a group of scholars from multiple disciples (e.g., medicine, biology, psychology, sociology, economics, and history).