English Conference Information

The 83rd Annual Conference of Japanese Educational Research Association

1 Greeting

 The 83rd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Educational Research Association will be held at Nagoya University on Thursday, August 29, Saturday, August 31, Sunday, September 1, 2024, in a hybrid format (online and on-site).

 This year’s annual conference will be held by the Joint Executive Committee of Nagoya University and Aichi Institute of Technology. We will play a role as a venue school while taking advantage of the joint hosting. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

 Although the situation with COVID-19 has been downgraded to category 5, we will hold research presentations (general research presentations and thematic research presentations) and round tables only online (real-time interactive) on the first day (August 29). On the second day (August 31) and the third day (September 1) , Research presentations for special topics Symposium, and General Meeting will be held both on-site (face-to-face) and online (videoconferencing system) . Please see the Time schedule below.

 Below is the current status of conference preparations. More detailed information will be provided in the next issue of this Newsletter. We look forward to your participation.

 Masako WATANABE, Nagoya University, Chair of Executive Committee for the 83rd Annual Meeting of JERA

2 Time Schedule

2-1 Time Table

2-2 Form of Events

August 29: Online interactive live streaming
August 31: Hybrid: Face-to-face onsite and Online interactive live streaming
September 1: Hybrid: Face-to-Face onsite and Online interactive live streaming

<ONSITE>  Nagoya University (Higashiyama Campus)
        Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Pref. 464-8601 Japan

<Online>  To be announced after August 23th to applicants

2-3 Schedule: Application for presentation, Registration, and Delivery of information

April 10Apply for research presentation (presentation, Roundtable for August 29)
May 8Application deadline
>>>Program Organization<<<
July 10Program release/ Conference Registration (- August 20)
July 24Abstract submission deadline
August 20Conference registration deadline
August 23PW for online participation sent / Abstracts available to public

3 Fee

General member2,000(JPY)
Student memberFree
Temporary member2,200(JPY)
Temporary student memberFree
※Symposiums are open to public (registration needed without fee)

4 Presentation

 As in previous years, there will be two types of research presentations by members: “A: General Research Presentations” (ONLY IN JAPANESE) and “B: Theme-based Research Presentations”. Members who wish to present their research in either of these categories are free to apply. In “A: General Research Presentations,” subcommittees will be organized by research area. In the “B Thematic Research Presentations,” breakout sessions will be organized to focus on specific themes related to various research issues.

4-1 Sessions

 The following breakout sessions are scheduled to be held. However, please be advised that the section meetings may be renamed or reorganized depending on the number of applications for research presentations.

【A: General Research Presentations】
A-1 Educational theory, thought and philosophy
A-2 History of education
A-3 School System and Management
A-4 Educational Administration and Law
A-5 Comparative and international education
A-6 Educational Methods and Curriculum
A-7 Life guidance
A-8 Subject Education
A-9 Development and Education
A-10 Technical and vocational education
A-11 Early Childhood Education and Care
A-12 Elementary and Secondary Education
A-13 Higher and post-secondary education
A-14 Teacher Education
A-15 Social Education/Lifelong Learning
A-16 Educational Psychology
A-17 Counseling and educational consultation
A-18 Special Education and Special Needs Education
A-19 Library and Educational Informatics

【B: Theme-based Research Presentations】
B-1 Issues in Citizenship Education
B-2 School Realities and the Challenges of Education Reform
B-3 Gender and Education
B-4 Teacher Policy
B-5 Issues in Postwar Educational History
B-6 Rethinking Pedagogy
B-7 Children’s Issues, Education and Welfare
B-8 Disasters and Pedagogical Research
B-9 Educational Issues from Global Perspectives (English Session)
B-10 Education and Peace
B-11 Open-Data and Pedagogical Research
B-12 Rethinking Free Education
B-13 Community and Education
B-14 Agency and Competency of Students
B-15 Educational Reform and Agency of Teachers

4-2 Application

 Please refer to the presentation application page for details. (Only in Japanese)

4-2-1 Rules for Application

 As a general rule, only one research presentation is allowed per person, both individual and joint. However, even individual presenters may apply for joint presentations if they are not the oral presenters (those marked with a circle in the program).
 This does not apply to round tables (it is possible to apply for both round table and research presentation).
 Please select up to your third choice for both “A: General Research Presentation” and “B: Thematic Research Presentation”. Depending on the theme of your presentation and the number of applications, you may be asked to move between “A General Research Presentation” and “B Thematic Research Presentation”.
 Presentation times will be decided by the Executive Committee. Please note that it is not possible to apply for a specific time slot for a presentation.

4-2-2 Eligibility

 Only those who are either (1) members of the Society who have already paid their dues for fiscal year 2023 through May 6, or (2) have completed the application process for membership for fiscal year 2024 by May 6 and have prepaid their dues for fiscal year 2024 will be eligible to present their research.

4-2-3 Presentation time

 Individual research presentation: 25 minutes for presentation + 5 minutes for questions

 Joint research presentation: 50 minutes for presentation + 10 minutes for questions

 *The presentation time for a single oral presenter, even in a joint research project, is the same as for an individual research presentation.

4-2-4 Submission of Presentation Abstracts

 Those who have applied for a presentation are requested to submit (upload) a 2-page PDF abstract of your presentation in accordance with the “Instructions for Preparation of Presentation Manuscripts” (posted on the conference website) via web registration. Please note that the third and succeeding pages will not be published if the volume of the abstract exceeds the limit. The submission period is from Wednesday, July 3 to Wednesday, July 24. Please strictly observe the deadline.
 The contents of the proceedings will be made publicly available on J-STAGE, the research information database of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

5 Roundtables

 This will be held only in Japanese, please see details at Japanese webpage.

6 Simultaneous Interpretation Session

 Simultaneous interpretation will be provided (on line) in Research Presentation For Special Topic II, scheduled on September 1st, from 9:00 to 12:00. The following is the summary of the Special Topic II.

Social Justice and Equity in Education

 What is social justice in education and how can we ensure educational equity? Today, while globalization, multiculturalism, the fourth industrial revolution, and changes toward a new public and civil society are spreading, we are also suffering from widening educational and economic disparities, the development of a risk society, and deepening division and conflict over justice. The public education system is sustained by some kind of common culture and education that transcends differences among people of various social and cultural backgrounds, and standard content and curricula are designed based on such common values, but the principles of justice and equity that form such commonality and standards of education are themselves wavering. As differences and diversity in race, religion, language, region, culture, gender, disability, customs, and values become increasingly evident, there is also a need to ensure equal and equitable access to education for socially and economically disadvantaged children and for minority children who are marginalized by “mainstream” status. Today, for example, SDG 4 sets the goal of ensuring “inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all,” and the current Courses of Study reflect the concept of education to realize a society in which “no one will be left behind,” based on the development of “creators of a sustainable society.” However, it is not easy to ensure that no one is left behind in the true sense of the word and that all children are provided with a high-quality and equitable education. Under these circumstances, we need to think about how to envision social justice and equity in education, how to guarantee access to education that respects different cultures and values, how to realize curriculum diversity, how to achieve education that rectifies disparities and overcomes inequalities, how to encourage dialogue that goes beyond serious social divisions and intolerances, and how to form citizens who will be responsible for social change. These questions have emerged as urgent social issues that should be resolved. In this research project, we would like to deepen our understanding of the themes of social justice and equity in education and consider concrete strategies to realize them.

Panelist: Yoshihito Ii(Osaka Metropolitan University),Miyuki Okamura(Hiroshima University),
Hiroko Kushimoto(Sophia University),Hitoshi Sato(Fukuoka University)
Discussant: James Williams(George Washington University)
Chair: Masamichi Ueno(Sophia University),Miki Sugimura(Sophia University)