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April 26, 2004

Mombukagakusho Report Online

Eigo Kyoiku News, our Japanese sister site, has put online the entire documentation provided by the education ministry to participants in its recent forum entitled "Establishment of an Action Plan to Cultivate Japanese with English Abilities". Among the topics under discussion were class reform, development of the leadership qualities of teachers, and increasing student motivation. The plan envisages reform measures being in place by 2007. The forum was held in Tokyo at the end of March and was opened by Takeo Kawamura, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Other prominent participants included recruiting managers for several major Japanese firms as well as such academics as Kensaku Yoshida of Sophia University. The one-day forum featured several workshops and a model English lesson from Hamamatsu Konan Senior High School, one of the designated Super English Language High Schools (SELHi).
Forum Report (Japanese) | Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

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