所属 広島修道大学 国際コミュニティ学部 職種 教授
|"Features of Free Schools' Contribution to Communities"
|This study examines free schools' contribution to communities in Japan. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) implements the community school program, under which community residents participate in the management of conventional public schools. MEXT also provides conventional elementary and lower secondary schools with guidelines that indicate that the schools can use shopping streets as fields on which students can study communities and commerce during comprehensive studies and social studies classes. Free schools are alternative, not conventional, schools. They employ peculiar methods to connect with and contribute to communities without the community school program or comprehensive studies and social studies classes. This study clarifies the features of free schools' relationship with and contribution to communities.