Diversity and citizenship. With speaker Kaori Kikuchi (CRRE seminar)

Room 423b, School of Education, School of Education (Building R19)
Wednesday 13 February 2019 (12:00-13:00)
Kaori Kikuchi

Join Kaori Kikuchi, Assistant Professor at the University of Tsukuba Japan for a discussion on current education reform in Japan

In Japan, issues of diversity have been prominent, especially since the enactment of the Revised Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act in 1990. However, a dichotomy still exists in society between the concepts of a national and a foreigner. This talk will outline how education policy addresses diversity issues and will describe the recent development of citizenship education. It will further discuss the issues of disconnect between diversity and citizenship and therefore the necessity of reconstructing 'national citizenship' to make it more inclusive. 

Short Biography:

Kaori Kikuchi is an assistant professor of comparative and international education at the University of Tsukuba, Japan. She received her PhD in Education in 2015 and her doctoral thesis was published as a book Citizenship Education Policy in England in 2018 (in Japanese). Her research interest concerns how globalisation affects education policy, especially with regards to citizenship and nationalism. She is currently involved in teacher education aligned with the International Baccalaureate at a master’s level. If you have any queries, please contact sgtkaori@human.tsukuba.ac.jp 

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