Japan's first School Managerial Staff Training kicks off
The Professional Degree Program, the Graduate School of Education, Gifu University and the Gifu Prefectural Board of Education jointly kicked off Japan's first School Managerial Staff Training. The target participants are 14 teachers dispatched from the Board of Education and they will attend the three training classes, "Education Administration," "School Management I," and "School Management II." The first class, "Education Administration" was held on August 8, 2017 at the Board of Education Building and the class started with the speech by Ms. Reiko Matsukawa, President of the Board of Education.
In her speech, Ms. Matsukawa underscored the importance of roles played by the schools' managerial staff for independent and creative school cultures, and discussed how school education can adjust itself to dynamically changing society today. Later, the participants experience the work assigned to each section at the Board of Education. They are expected to obtain a deeper understanding about the roles of educational administrative body by referring to the knowledge such as education policies studied at universities. They will also learn how to assess the challenges ahead and develop the skills of addressing various issues and problems arising school education.
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