Grasping the Newest Overseas Trends and Research with Overseas Organizations

 As the national center of special needs education, NISE globally provides information on efforts for and research results regarding special needs education in Japan, has organized the Survey Units, and collects information on foreign educational systems for children with disabilities in a planned and systematic manner. Information on research findings is provided through the website, the NISE journal and International symposium.
 NISE promotes international exchange regarding special needs education study through concluding exchange agreements with foreign universities and research institutes, Researching abroad, and hosting foreign researchers in Japan.

Collaboration with Foreign Universities and Research Institutes

 NISE has exchange agreements with foreign universities and research institutes under which we have done research workshops, information sharing on special needs education, and exchange activities of researchers.

 International Collaboration between Foreign Organizations

  • Korea National Institute of Special Education (since November, 1995)
  • Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany (since November, 1998)
  • National Higher Education Institute for Teacher Training and Research on Special Needs Education [INS-HEA],France(since March, 2015)

Signing Ceremony for exchange agreement with the INS-HEA

Signing Ceremony for exchange agreement with the INS-HEA

   
Lecture meeting of a research group from the U.S.

Lecture meeting of a research group from the U.S.

Conducting Research Abroad

 NISE promotes research exchange, Research abroad to participate in and present research results at international academic conferences, or to investigate the status quo in foreign countries.
 In addition, starting in FY2016, we decided to establish Reseacher Dispatch program research institutions overseas for the first time for long-term stays in order to collect information locally about the newest trends related to the development of inclusive education systems in foreign countries.

(The number of NISE researchers sent to foreign countries in FY2015: 16 in total)

Receiving Foreign Researchers

 NISE receives foreign researchers for research exchange.
 For exsample, upon request by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), NISE accepts foreign observation teams of personnel in charge of educational administration and school teachers, and provides them with training.

(The number of researchers and guests who came from foreign countries in FY2015: 170 in total)

   
Receiving an observation team of Thai Ministry of National Education

Receiving an observation team of Thai Ministry of National Education

   
Hosting JICA trainees from Mongolia

Hosting JICA trainees from Mongolia

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