International Research Conference
International Collaborative Research Project on Comparative Study on Current
Conditions and Perspective of Program Designs and
Quality Assurance System for University-based
Teacher Education in East Asia
Starting from 2011, Tokyo Gakugei University has promoted an international collaborative research project on quality assurance in university-based teacher education in East Asia. The aim of the project is to conduct an analytical comparative study by country/region and by university of the current situation of urgent issues regarding university-based teacher education in East Asia and to generate, through international collaboration, joint research findings on quality assurance in teacher education. Major Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese, and Japanese education universities participating in the International Consortium for Universities of Education in East Asia (ICUE) are joining hands for this project.
The International Research Conference for International Collaborative Research Project on Comparative Study on Current Conditions and Perspective of Program Designs and Quality Assurance System for University-based Teacher Education in East Asia was held on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at Garden City Shinagawa, Tokyo. Participating in the international conference was a total of twenty-four academics from the following ten universities: Northeast Normal University, East China Normal University, Nanjing Normal University, Kongju National University, National Taiwan Normal University, Hokkaido University of Education, Aichi University of Education, Osaka Kyoiku University, Fukuoka University of Education, and Tokyo Gakugei University. The international conference featured reports and analyses of the current situation regarding the teacher education system and related quality assurance in each country/region. Participants also had a lively exchange of opinions regarding policies for organizing and promoting the international collaborative research. In addition, the conference included exchange with graduate students as ten Tokyo Gakugei University graduate students coordinated a poster session. Conference participants agreed that the results of the international collaborative research project would be presented at the 7th International Symposium on the Teacher Training in East Asia to be hosted by Tokyo Gakugei University on November 3 and 4 this year.