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The 2nd Asian Symposium on Culture, Policy and Education (SCOPE 2019) – Saturday and Sunday, December 21-22, 2019 in Hiroshima, Japan»

SCOPE 2019 Welcome

Welcome to the 2nd Asian Symposium on Culture, Policy and Education (SCOPE 2019) to be held in Hiroshima, Japan on Friday and Saturday, December 21-22, 2019 at the Kokusai Hotel in Hiroshima. SCOPE 2019 will coincide with the end of autumn and start of winter in Japan, which is actually an ideal time of the year for visiting Hiroshima. All attending participants will have an opportunity for travel around Hiroshima, including its two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Peace Park and the Shrine Island of Miyajima (Itsukushima).

Please note that the number of oral and poster time slots is limited.  The organizers will close submissions and registration when the event has reached its capacity.

About SCOPE 2019

The rapidly evolving and developing world has contributed to greater world prosperity and interdependence resulting in a global village of diverse social, political, economic, and cultural influences. As education and innovation propel development, quality education and learning play a crucial role in empowering learners, creating individual and national success, and bringing about social cohesion. By creating and implementing coherent policies that are holistic and humanistic in nature, societies can be more inclusive and better suited for today’s growing challenges.

In recent years, global cooperation and developments in information and communication technology among others have contributed to a greater educated world population improving the quality of life worldwide.  However, this progress often masks the widening gap in education quality, equity and outcomes between social classes within and between states, which contributes to the marginalization of peoples and fractured communities. As cross-border population flows increase and diverse cultures become more intertwined in our global village, it is necessary to understand and integrate the different behaviors, traditions and customs into contemporary education.

Culture, education and policy when properly aligned contribute to sustainable human, social and economic development and transform individuals as well as nations. With the theme At the Crossroads, this event will be a wonderful opportunity to explore current research, trends, and insights about this phenomenon while expanding your professional networks.

We welcome proposals of 250 words in English by Friday, October 4, 2019. Click on the Link Below to Submit your Proposal Today!

SCOPE 2019 Abstract Submission

Culture, Policy and Education Streams

  • Culture and Cultural Policy
  • Education and Education Policy
  • E-Learning and Technology
  • Human Rights Education
  • Language Learning and Culture
  • Literacy, Poverty and Social Equity
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Other Areas (Please Specify)

SCOPE 2019 Submission Guidelines

Who Should Attend

SCOPE 2019 will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, educators, policy makers, students and interested community members.

Plan Your Attendance

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Program Committee

Takayuki YamadaHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
Takayuki Yamada
Chairperson,
INTESDA, Japan

Mr. Yamada is a Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai, where he also serves as a special adviser of the Polio Plus Committee of Japan. Between 2011 and 2018 he has organized and led several humanitarian and medical aid missions to India and Bhutan to assist with immunization efforts to eradicate polio in South Asia. Most recently, Mr. Yamada was appointed to serve on the strategic planning committee for the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program in Japan.

Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
Michael Sasaoka
Executive Director, INTESDA,
Japan

Michael oversees special programs, events and business development for INTESDA, which mobilizes ideas and raises awareness for sustainable development and the Global Goals. Michael holds degrees in international business and Japanese from San Diego State University, USA. Combining his interests in business and education he has been involved with education and training in Japan for the past seventeen years at the secondary, tertiary and corporate level. His research interest include globalization, sustainable development and education rights.

Harry-Carley-73x85Co-Chairperson and Plenary Speaker
Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech,
English Department, School of Humanities,
Matsuyama University, Japan

Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech, is currently a lecturer in the English Department of the School of Humanities, at Matsuyama University, Ehime, Japan. He has acquired an expanded knowledge of the Japanese educational system while instructing English. His almost 30 years of residing in Japan has afforded him the opportunity to become involved with all aspects of English language teaching. He has taught extensively at the kindergarten, primary, junior and senior high levels for 20 years. His current position at the tertiary level has permitted him to incorporate his prior earlier teaching knowledge with the latest technological advancements. His aim has been to offer lessons that offer opportunities for language expansion as well as at the same time as contributing to expanding learner’s active presentation and computer skills. His key research interest concerns understanding language learning as it is constantly evolving along with the latest enhancements in technical knowledge.

Review and Editorial Committee

  • Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech, English Department, Matsuyama University, Japan
  • Judith Britt McNeely, Ph.D., Writing/Literature, Collegiate Traveling Faculty, University of Maryland University College, Japan
  • Luis Santiago, Ph.D., Associate Professor & Director, Public Administration, Urban and Regional Planning, Central Florida University, USA
  • Susan Oguro, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Hui Yueh Hsieh, Ph.D., Visual Communication Design, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan
  • Lucas Kohnke, English Language Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • James Harry Morris, School of Humanities, University of Tsukuba, Japan