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Watanabe Manabu
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The Finnish Embassy in Japan is Warnning against the Fake News about Finnish Education
(Continued from "An English Summary of the Notice on the New Core Curriculum by the Finnish Embassy in Japan") The warning notice from the Finnish Embassy in Japan, which is summarized in the previous post, is not addressed to specific media or media report...

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An English Summary of the Notice by the Finnish Embassy in Japan
The misleadinghype about Finnish education , which has long been maintained by ignoring the negative facts, is now loaded with the fake news of the media. The Finnish Embassy in Japan is warning against those fake news about Finnish education in its notice ...

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Illustrating Why We Should NOT Learn from Other Countries' Education
Unreliable Studies and Reports on International Education. There are contending views on the problem of whether or not we should learn from other countries' educational experiences. For example, while Martin Carnoy discusses that the domestic educational co...

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Illustrating Why We Should NOT Learn from Other Countries' Education
Unreliable Studies and Reports on International Education. There are contending views on the problem of whether or not we should learn from other countries' educational experiences. For example, while Martin Carnoy discusses that the domestic educational co...

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Discussing PISA 3/3: The OECD's Education Initiative Keeps Poor Countries Poor
(Continued from “ DiscussingPISA 2/3: Politicizing the International Student Assessmen t ”) 3. Agenda of “Rich
Countries Club” One-sided Reactions
of School Educators’ Community in Rich Countries The Finnish
education hype was ignited by the OECD, but fuele...

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Discussing PISA 2/3: Politicizing the International Student Assesssment
(Continued from " Discussin PISA 1/3: Questionable Background between the OECD and Finland's Education Administration ) 2. Agenda on International Politics The OECD's Identity Crisis According to the BBC report , the
OECD is an international organization th...

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Discussing PISA 1/3: Questionable Background between the OECD and Finland's Education Administration
Questionable Background between the OECD and Finland's Education Administration As
I wrote before , Finnish education can hardly be deemed successful. And
considering the early criticism from withinFinland , we cannot help but think that the Finnish educati...

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Japan's Farewell to Yutori Education
On 10 th  May 2016, Mr. Hase, Japanese Education Minister, issued a message to clearly mark the departure from Yutori education, the ill-famed Japanese education policy that is largely influenced by progressive education thoughts. Although this policy had b...

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Educational Enthusiasm in Japan, South Korea, and China
The other day Schools Improvement Net kindly adopted the below article . <http://schoolsimprovement.net/guest-post-manabu-watanabe-enthusiasm-learning-east-asian-education/ > (The above site is under repairing) ---------------------- Earlier this month this...

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Why Lesson Study Failed in Japan?
Thanks to the help from those who shared
and tweeted the previous post , far more people than expected   have read about Lesson Study. I hope that they have understood
that Japanese people cannot believe in it as success story. The Background of the Movemen...
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