Department   Hiroshima shudo University  The Faculty of Global and Community Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2021/03
Type Articles
Title "Features of Free Schools' Contribution to Communities"
Contribution Type Single-Authored Publication
Journal 『政策科学』
Journal TypeJapan
Publisher 立命館大学
Volume, Issue, Pages 28(3),pp.283-295
Number of pages 13
Details 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.
ISSN 0919-4851
PermalinkURL http://doi.org/10.34382/00014315