Poster
Fostering UAE Emirates following the Educational Curriculum of Japan 27 Mar 2019 10:30 11:00

Poster
Fostering UAE Emirates following the Educational Curriculum of Japan 27 Mar 2019 10:30 11:00

 

27-March-2019 / Wednesday / 10:30 - 11:00

LOCATION : P11

ABSTRACT:
This presentation describes the challenges and circumstances of the first case for accepting UAE emirate students in a Tokai University affiliated high school in Japan, those who graduated from the Japanese School in Abu Dhabi under the K-12 educational curriculum of Japan. Since 2007, the Japanese government started to provide Japanese-style education for UAE citizens at the Japanese School of Abu Dhabi under the strong bilateral relations between UAE and Japan. Since then, two to four UAE emirates has entered the Japanese School every year. At this point, 32 UAE emirates are studying at the school. In April 2018, as the first batch students, two UAE emirate students graduated from the Japanese School entered Tokai University affiliated high school in Tokyo that aim to educate these UAE emirate students under the consistent education system from high school through the undergraduate program. The purposes of this project are an enhancement of diversity, campus internationalization both in university and high schools, and fostering leaders and bridge personals of tomorrow between UAE and Japan. The Japanese School in Abu Dhabi and Tokai University are trying to build a new platform to accept more foreign students to Japan by using Japanese School system.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Describe the value of bilateral relationship on the education field between UAE and Japan, and explain how it does so important.
  2. Describe the process, scheme, challenges, and issues for (1) accepting UAE emirates to the Japanese School in Abu Dhabi as the first case among all Japanese schools in the world; (2) accepting emirate graduates from Japanese school to Tokai University affiliated school in Tokyo.
  3. Describe how do Tokai University and its affiliated high school to commit to accepting two UAE students, objects, and its process of decision making at the governing body.
  4. Given a proposal of new unique strategy to accept more foreign students to high schools and universities in Japan by using Japanese schools system in the world.

AUTHORS:

Dr Koji Nakamura 
Director Office for Global Initiatives,
Tokai University,
Japan

Director, head in charge of international cooperation and campus internationalization at Tokai University, Japan. He holds Ph.D. in International Studies from Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. In 2009-2016, he had worked at Hawaii Tokai International College, which is an US accredited junior college, as Executive Manager.

Ms Keiko Kabashima,
International Cooperation Officer; and

International Cooperation Officer, Office for Global Initiatives, Head Office of International Affairs at Tokai University, Japan. She graduated from Meiji Gakuin University, Japan in the major of English Literature. She is also in charge of relations with Middle Eastern states.

Mr Michihiko Watanabe
Campus Internationalization Officer;
Office for Global Initiatives,
Tokai University,
Japan

Campus Internationalization Officer, Office for Global Initiatives, Head Office of International Affairs at Tokai University. He received a BA from Tokai University School of Engineering.