理数科教育分野の国際協力 <特集 開発と教育>
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International Cooperation in Mathematics and Science Education
Education plays the important role of bringing up the next generation to sustain society. It becomes increasingly important to have an education system optimized for the era of globalization through the use of information technology in order to deal with the increased competition and cooperation between countries. The ability to scrutinize information critically is valuable here. Through quality teaching, people should be able to select useful information from the glut that surrounds them. Mathematics and science education play a crucial role in developing such ability among children through logical and scientific thinking. Technical cooperation by JICA in this field has been very well received and is expressed through numerous projects. A historical review of the development of mathematics education reveals that three major factors: curricular relevance, student centeredness in teaching, and educational outcome and its evaluation, play a key role in quality improvement. On the other hand, a review of international cooperation in the development of mathematics and science education reveals an additional factor: the institutionalization necessary to disseminate this quality education. Analysis identifies three future issues: the accumulation of fundamental research results, research cooperation and cooperation strategies, and long-term evaluation.
Journal of international development studies
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Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation