News List on February, 2013

144 teachers from the Republic of Korea visited Japan
7 February 2013

Brassband Performance for Welcoming Korean Teachers (Arima High School, Kanagawa Pref.)

From 16 to 27 January 2013, ‘Invitation Programme for Teachers from the Republic of Korea’ was implemented, under the framework of 2012-2013 International Educational Exchange Programme.

 The delegation was 144 members, composed of teachers and government officials. After participating Japan-Korea Teachers’ Forum on ESD(Education for Sustainable Development) and visiting schools around Tokyo, they were divided into 5 groups and visited 5 designated municipalities to make further visits to primary and secondary schools, cultural institutions, and local families.

 The programme is entrusted by the United Nations University (UNU) with the cooperation of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MEST) of the Republic of Korea and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan.

 The programme aimed 1) to introduce Japanese elementary and secondary educational system to Korean teachers including good practices on Education for International Understanding (EIU) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), 2) to improve the quality of education in both countries through bilateral exchange of teachers, and 3) to promote mutual understanding and friendship between the two countries.

 As of January 2013, this invitation programme was held 13 times, and about 1,550 Korean teachers were invited to Japan.

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