Japanese Higher Education and The “Glonacal”
HALE faculty and students participate in a study abroad tour of higher education institutions in Japan for the course EAD 972: International Comparative Higher Education.
The purpose of the Japan global higher education class and experiences is to provide graduate students with an opportunity to understand how local, national, and global forces interact in shaping the East Asian higher education landscape and the role of Japan in East Asian higher education. At the end of this course, students will:
- Develop a nuanced understand of how local, national, regional, and global forces interact in shaping the Japanese higher education landscape;
- Appreciate the history, context, and current conditions of higher education in Shiga/Kyoto Prefecture, Japan;
- Develop a nuanced understand of how local, national, regional, and global forces mediate in shaping the East Asian higher education landscape
- Develop analytical skills for analyzing higher education through local, national, and global scales;
- Develop writing and analytical skills for conducting comparative and international higher education work;
- Develop a critical awareness of one’s social positionality (i.e. memberships in various social groups) within transnational relations of unequal power in the context of HE;
- Respect and appreciate ambiguity and uncertainty in un/learning and knowledge production.