KITAMURA Yuto - Tokyo College


Other Affiliations Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo Research interests Comparative Education, International Educational Development Website
01 Description of Research

I have been conducting researches on education policy in developing countries, particularly in South and Southeast Asia. In recent years, I have been mainly focusing on Cambodia and currently conducting several research projects, including quality of school education, teacher training, and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). I also conduct researches on the internationalization of higher education in Asian countries. Through these researches, I have been exploring roles of education for creating more democratic society and examining how education needs to be considered as public good.

02 Short Biography
1996 B.A. in Human Relations (Specialized in Education), Keio University
1997 M.A. in Education, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
2000 Ph.D. in Education, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
2000 Assistant Education Specialist, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
2003 Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University
2007 Fulbright Scholar, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University
2010 Associate Professor, Department of Education, Sophia University
2013 Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo
03 Publications and Other Research Activities

【Authored / Co-edited Books】

2019 Education in Japan: A Comprehensive Analysis of Education Reforms and Practices (co-edited with Toshiyuki Omomo and Masaaki Katsuno). Singapore: Springer.
2018 Japanese Education in a Global Age: Sociological Reflections and Future Directions (co-edited with Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Beverly Yamamoto and Tomoko Tokunaga). Singapore: Springer.
2015 The Political Economy of Schooling in Cambodia (co-edited with D. Brent Edwards Jr., Chhinh Sitha and James H. Williams). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
2014 Emerging International Dimensions in East Asian Higher Education (co-edited with Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Arthur Meerman and Kazuo Kuroda). Dordrecht: Springer.
2009 The Political Economy of Educational Reforms and Capacity Development in Southeast Asia: Cases of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam(co-edited with Yasushi Hirosato). Dordrecht: Springer.


【Journal Articles / Book Chapters】

2020 “A Comparative Study of Curriculums for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Sweden and Japan” (co-authored with Ulf Fredriksson, Kanako N. Kusanagi, Petros Gougoulakis and Yaka Matsuda), Sustainability. Vol.12, No.3, pp.1-16.
2019 “Knowledge Diplomacy and Worldview Diversity Education: Applications for an Internationalized Higher Education” (co-authored with Sachi Edwards), in Neubauer, D. E., Mok, K. H. and Edwards, S. (eds.). Contesting Globalization and Internationalization of Higher Education: Discourse and Responses in the Asia Pacific Region. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature, pp.143-161.
2019 “The Role of Universities in Promoting Sustainability in Asia” (co-authored with Jing Liu) in Zhong, Z., Coates, H. and Shi, J. (eds.). Innovations in Asian Higher Education. Oxon, UK: Routledge, pp.64-75.
2018 “Traffic Problems in Southeast Asia featuring the Case of Cambodia’s Traffic Accidents Involving Motorcycles” (co-authored with Makiko Hayashi and Eriko Yagi), IATSS Research. Vol.42, pp.163-170.
2018 “Organizational Legitimacy in the Global Education Policy Field: Learning from UNESCO and the Global Monitoring Report” (co-authored with D. Brent Edwards Jr., Taeko Okitsu and Romina Dacosta), Comparative Education Review. Vol.62, No.1, pp.31-63.
2018 “Post-Fukushima Radiation Education for Japanese High School Students in Affected Areas and Its Positive Effects on Their Radiation Literacy” (co-authored with Masaharu Tsubokura and Megumi Toshida), Journal of Radiation Research. Vol.59, Issue 2, pp.65-74.
2018 “Schoolteacher’s Professionalism and Teacher Training in Japan: From ‘Teaching Specialists’ to ‘Learning Professionals’” (co-authored with Takayo Ogisu and Eri Yamazaki) in Hobbel, N. and Bales, B. L. (eds.). Navigating the Common Good in Teacher Education Policy: Critical and International Perspectives. New York: Routledge, pp.100-114.
2017 “Global Citizenship Education in Asia”, in Tsuneyoshi, R. (ed.). Globalization and Japanese “Exceptionalism” in Education: Insiders’ Views into a Changing System. New York: Routledge, pp.61-76.
2017 “Education for Sustainable Development in Asia”, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. pp.1-25.
2017 “Regaining legitimacy in the context of global governance? UNESCO, Education for All coordination and the Global Monitoring Report” (co-authored with D. Brent Edwards Jr., Taeko Okitsu and Romina Dacosta), International Review of Education. Vol.63, No.3, pp.403-416.
2017 “Ideologies inside Textbooks: Vietnamization and Re-Khmerization of Political Education in Cambodia during the 1980s” (co-authored with Saori Hagai, Khlok Vichet Ratha and William C. Brehm) in Bellino, M. J. and Williams, J. H. (eds.). (Re)Constructing Memory: Education, Identity, and Conflict. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp.49-73.
2017 “Implications for Teacher Training and Support for Inclusive Education in Cambodia: An Empirical Case Study in a Developing Country” (co-authored with Kazuo Kuroda and Diana Kartika). JICA-RI Working Paper. No.148, 47p.
2016 “Higher Education in Cambodia: Challenges to Promote Greater Access and Higher Quality,” in Collins, C. S., Lee, M. N. N., Hawkins, J. N. and Neubauer, D. E. (eds.). The Palgrave Handbook of Asia Pacific Higher Education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.365-380.
2015 “Literacies as a Strategic Means of Implementation for Sustainable Development Goals: Lessons from Health and Water Literacies” (co-authored with Eri Yamazaki, Masahiko Iguchi, Taeko Okitsu, Masahisa Sato and Taro Yamamoto), Global Environmental Research, Vol.19, No.2, pp.173-180.
2014 “Student transition from primary to lower secondary school in Cambodia: Narrative insights into complex systems” (co-authored with D. Brent Edwards Jr., Chhinh Sitha and James H. Williams), Prospects. Vol.XLIV, No.3, pp.367-380.
2014 “Efforts to Promote Sustainable Development through Education in Cambodia,” in Thomas, K. D. and Muga, H.E. (eds.). Handbook of Research on Pedagogical Innovations for Sustainable Development. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, pp. 673-685.
2014 “The Possibility of Holistic Safety Education in Japan: From the Perspective of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD),” IATSS Research. Vol.38, No.1, pp.40-47.
2014 “Higher Education in Cambodia: Expansion and quality improvement” (co-authored with James H. Williams and C. Sopheak Keng), Higher Education Forum. Vol.11, pp.67-90.
2014 “The Influence of Neo-liberalism on Japan’s Educational Reforms,” in Turner, D. and Yolcu, H. (eds.), Neo-liberal Educational Reforms: A Critical Analysis. New York: Routledge, pp.118-138.
2013 “Educational Activist Associations,” in Ness, D. and Chia-Ling, L. (eds.), International Education: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Issues and Systems. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, pp.255-260.
2012 Privatization and Teacher Education in Cambodia: Implications for Equity (co-authored with James H. Williams and Thomas Zimmermann). ESR Working Paper Series (Special Series: The Privatization in Education research Initiative) No.45, Open Society Foundations, 2012, 40p.
2012 “The Mutually Complementary Relationship between EFA and ESD in Cambodia,” International Journal of Environmental and Rural Development. Vol.3, No.2, pp.7-13.
2010 “Education for sustainable development at Universities in Japan” (co-authored with Naoko Hoshii), International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. Vol.11, No.3, pp.202-216.
04 Honors and Awards
2017 The Award for the Promotion of International Activities, The Japan Society of Educational Sociology
2018 The 14th JSPS Prize, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2018 The Best Paper & Presentation Award at the 11th ATRANS Annual Conference, Asian Transportation
Research Society (ATRANS)
2020 Honorary Doctor in Social Sciences, Stockholm University