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About SCOPE 2018

Welcome to the 2nd Asian Symposium on Culture, Policy and Education (SCOPE 2018). This is a small, international, peer-reviewed conference with a limited number of oral and poster presentation time slots. We encourage all interested participants to submit presentations as early as possible. Please note that submissions and registration will close when the event has reached its capacity.

About SCOPE 2018

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.

SCOPE 2018 Abstract Submission

Culture, Policy and Education Streams

  • Cultural Studies
  • Education
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Human Rights, Poverty and Hunger
  • Public Policy
  • Other Areas (Please Specify)

 

SCOPE 2018 Submission Guidelines

Who Should Attend

SCOPE 2018 will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, educators, policy makers, students and interested community members.

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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 2016 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-Alvord
    Program 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.

  • Gary SmithHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
    Gary Smith
    Media and Technology Director, INTESDA,
    Japan
  • Gary Smith is an environmental and wildlife photographer, mountain climber and filmmaker. His current film project is a documentary on the Seven Summits. The filming has deepened his passion and concern for climate change and its affect on the environment. In particular, his work has revealed the long term affects of melting glaciers and polar ice caps. Gary holds degrees in mass communication, media arts and Japanese from Southern Illinois University, USA. His academic interests include environmental studies, ICT and photography.