Lecture by Mr. Mineo Hayakawa, Superintendent of Gifu City Education Board, "Twenty-Three Tips not to Overly Expect School Principals"
The Graduate School for Professionals in Education has been promoting the nation's first practical training program for school administrators. Fourteen teachers sent from the Gifu Prefecture Board of Education will soon attend a "School Administration Practice I" class after their participation in school administration training sessions at prefecture and city board of education.
In the training program, teachers study administrative duties and qualifications at the schools in Gifu City, which have a partner relationship with the Graduate School.
Mr. Mineo Hayakawa, Superintendent of Gifu City Education Board and visiting professor of Gifu University gave a special lecture as a preliminary teaching session on January 17, 2018. When the Graduate School for Professionals in Education was established in Gifu University in 2008, Mr. Hayakawa was one of the leading members of the prefecture board of education in creating a platform of school leader program in cooperation with the board. He has been making a great contribution to a wide-ranging educational and research activities for Gifu University. As a member of the Central Council for Education of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Mr. Hayakawa also makes recommendations about educational policies and initiatives to the government.
Mr. Hayakawa spoke about the roles of school principals and school administration from his own experiences and expertise.
The practical training program for school administrators is a human resource development program aiming to help teachers form future visions and generate new ideas to become highly capable school administrators in the future. Being inspired by Mr. Hayakawa's presentation, the participants asked many questions and active exchange followed for some time between the participants and Mr. Hayakawa.
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