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Ellington to discuss Japanese education reforms

Widespread education reforms begun in 2002 by the Japanese will be the focus of a presentation by Dr. Lucien Ellington, UC Foundation Professor of Education, on Tuesday, October 18, from noon–1 p.m. in the Signal Mountain Room of the UTC University Center (Room 312).

This event is free and open to the public.

In "The 2002 Japanese Educational Reforms: Importing John Dewey,” Ellington will discuss the initiation of student-centered "integrated studies" that constituted a major component of the educational reforms.

Ellington is the third speaker this fall in an ongoing series addressing Asian topics. The series is supported by the University of Chattanooga Foundation.

The Japanese Ministry of Education characterized the 2002 reforms as the most significant since World War II. In his presentation, Ellington will address the background implementation and short-term effects of Japan's educational reforms.

October 14, 2005

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