SO Masayoshi Department of Literature, Mukogawa Joshi University, Professor, 文学部, 教授 (70249499)
MORI Hideki Department of Social Siences, Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Associate Professor, 学校教育学部, 助教授 (00274027)
MIZUKAMI Tetsuo Department of Social Sciences, Hyogo University of Teacher Education, Associate Professor, 学校教育学部, 助教授 (70239226)
YOSHINO Ryozo The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Associate Professor, 領域統計研究系, 助教授 (60220711)
MIYAZAKI Kazuo Department of Literature, Kobe Shinnna Joshi University, Professor, 文学部, 教授 (20229826)
鈴木 達三 平成帝京大学, 情報学部, 教授 (90000190)
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¥11,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥11,200,000)
Fiscal Year 2000: ¥8,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥8,200,000)
Fiscal Year 1999: ¥3,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,000,000)
An outline of the findings of the study is as follows:
1) The principal investigator selected ten universities and colleges from among the many which have been adopting voluntary education or service-learning programs. These include : Columbia University, New York University, Rutgers University, University of Michigan, University of Washington, Seattle University, Western Washington University, University of California at Berkeley, California State University at Chico, and Stanford University. The principal investigator then interviewed/surveyed the persons in charge of these programs toward determining (a) the present status of the volunteer education programs, (b) if they were experiencing any problems with respect to their voluntary educational curricula, and (c) ways to improve their programs and/or curricula.
As a result of these interviews, it was found that in the United States voluntary education (i.e., service-learning) occupies a very important position in university curricula
and faculty development programs.
2) Two of the project's collaborators traveled to Germany and France, where, based on a survey plan set up by Professor Scheuch at the University of Koln (also a collaborator on this project), they collected relevant information (literature, reports, documents, and publications) and interviewed/surveyed eight key persons who are in charge of voluntary education programs and/or youth voluntary activity programs at the national government level.
As a result of their work, they found that although among college/university students of both nations, interest in voluntary activities is high, concrete management of and information about voluntary activities programs were lacking.
3) Based on pretests carried out last year among 18 colleges and universities in the United States (which is often regarded as the most advanced nation for voluntary activities), surveys among approximately 2,500 students were carried t. Simple statistical analyses (cross tabulations) of the survey results were completed. The survey results indicate that compared with the results of Japanese survey among Japanese students which were carried out in previous year among 16 universities and college among approximately 3,500 students by using almost identical questionnaire, the quency distributions of the many of questions are quite asimilar, but the image toward the voluntary activities among college/university students are quite different by using correspondence analysis. We can see that the survey results (as well as the interviews/surveys and information collection) among the U.S. colleges and universities which have adopted voluntary activities into their regular curricula, will prove quite beneficial in terms of determining means to integrate voluntary activities into regular college/university educational curricula in Japan in the near future. Less