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Research Activities

Activities

Research System

 In order to conduct research activities systematically, NISE has established research teams and research units which formulate research plans for each fiscal year and manage the progress of research projects. We have the following 5 research teams and 10 research units. Teams and units are formed based on research subjects for carrying out research.

List of research teams and research units in FY2020
Research Team Team Leader Team Sub Leader
Research teams responding to important national
policy issues through
the study of each type
of disability

Research Team on Inclusive Education System
(Inclusive Education System Research Team)

HOSHI
Yuko

YANAGISAWA
Akiko

Research Team on Special Needs Education Curriculum
(Education Curriculum Team)

YOKOKURA
Hisashi

KITAGAWA
Takaaki
WAKABAYASHI
Kazusa

Research teams on
issues directly faced by
local communities and
schools for the development of an
inclusive education
system

Research Team on Understanding and Raising Awareness of Inclusive Education System (Promotion of Understanding Team)

KUBOYAMA
Shigeki

ITO
Yumi

Research Team on Improving Joint Activities and Learning (Joint Activities and Learning Team)

MAKINO
Yasumi
SAKAI
Naoki

Research Team on the Development and Issues of Inclusive Education Systems in Local Communities - from initiatives over a 5-year period on research on practices in local communities - (Practices in Local Community Results and Issues Team)

YOKOO
Shun
Research Unit Leader Sub Leader

Research units responding to specialized issues for
each type of disability

Research Unit on Special Needs Education for Children with Visual Impairments (Visual Impairments Unit)

KANEKO
Takeshi
DOI
Kouki

Research Unit on Special Needs Education for Children with Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Deaf and Hard of Hearing Unit)

YAMAMOTO
Akira

UNO
Kounosuke

Research Unit on Special Needs Education for Children with Intellectual Disabilities (Intellectual Disabilities Unit)

YOKOO
Shun
WAKUI
Megumi

Research Unit on Special Needs Education for Children with Physical/Motor Disabilities (Physical/Motor Disabilities Unit)

YOSHIKAWA
Tomoo
KITAGAWA
Takaaki

Research Unit on Special Needs Education for Children with Health Impairments (Health Impairments Unit)

TSUCHIYA
Tadayuki
OSAKI
Hirofumi

Research Unit on Special Needs Education for Children with Speech and Language Disorders (Speech and Language Disorders Unit)

NAMEKAWA
Norihiro
KUBOYAMA
Shigeki

Research Unit on Special Needs Education for Children with Autism (Autism Unit)

YANAGISAWA
Akiko
MUNEKATA
Tetsuya

Research Unit on Special Needs Education for Children with Developmental Disabilities (LD, ADHD, High Functioning Autism (HFA), etc.) or Children with Emotional Disturbances (Developmental Disabilities and Emotional Disturbances Unit)

INOUE
Hidekazu
HIROSHIMA
Shinichi
WAKABAYASHI
Kazusa

Research Unit on Special Needs Education for Children with Multiple Disabilities (Multiple Disabilities Unit)

SAITO
Yumiko
OZAWA
Michimasa
Units researching issues common to all
types of disabilities

Research Unit on Use of Educational Materials in Special Needs Education (Educational Materials Unit)

SUGIURA
Toru

AOKI
Takamitsu

Types of Research Projects

  Research is conducted in a strategic and systematic manner based on the following research categories.

Categories Characteristics of Research
Core Research Research conducted based on close cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) which contributes to the promotion of national special needs education policies.
This research is classified as follows depending on its content, etc.
  • Cross-sectional Research: Research on the promotion of important national policy issues regardless of the types of disabilities. (In principle, the duration of research is five years)
  • Research on Specific Disability Categories: Research on imminent issues in the field of specific type of disability. (In principle, the duration of research is two years)
Collaborative Research on Practices in Local Communities For solving issues directly faced by local communities and schools aimed at the development of an inclusive education system. Several sub themes are set under each main theme (in principle, the duration of research is two years).
Externally Funded Research Studies funded by external funds such as MEXT/JSPS* KAKENHI Grant
Entrusted Research

Studies entrusted by an external organization

Core Research

Research themes for FY2020 are as follows:

Research Themes FY2020 (Core Research)
Category Research Title Research Team
Research Unit
Principal
Researcher
Research
Period
Cross-sectional
Research
Comprehensive Research Related to the Development of Inclusive Education System in Japan - Proposal for (COMPASS) to support independent efforts in schools and local communities - Inclusive
Education
System Research
Team
HOSHI
Yuko
FY 2016-2020
Comprehensive Research Related to Education Curriculums on Special Needs Education - Current conditions and issues for formulation and implementation of curriculums based on new Courses of Study - Education
Curriculum Team
YOKOKURA
Hisashi
FY 2016-2020
Research on
Specific Disability
Categories
Research on Improving Function as a Resource Center in Education for Students with Hearing Impairments - Community collaboration focused on infants - Deaf and Hard of
Hearing Unit
UNO
Kounosuke
FY 2018-2020
Development of Support Kits for Teachers of Classes for Special Needs Education for Intellectual Disabilities - Focusing on lesson design -
 
Intellectual
Disabilities Unit
WAKUI
Megumi
FY 2019-2020
Research on Class Improvement Using Community Resources for Instruction and Support of Students with Physical/Motor Disabilities in Elementary and Lower Secondary School Physical/Motor
Disabilities Unit
YOSHIKAWA
Tomoo
FY 2019-2020
Research on Effective Instruction and Support for Students with Developmental Disabilities with a View to Connections with Society - Focusing on the best approaches to specialized instruction in resource rooms based on the characteristics and developmental stages - Developmental
Disabilities and
Emotional
Disturbances Unit
KAIZU
Akiko
FY 2019-2020