Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants|
|Research Institution||Doshisha University|
IWAYAMA Tajiro Doshisha University, Faculty of Letters, Professor, 文学部, 教授 (80066183)
YANO Masakazu Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technolog, 社会理工学研究科, 教授 (30016521)
MAKINO Nobuo Japan Women's University, Faculty of Intergrated Arts and Social Sciences, Profe, 人間社会学部, 教授 (00007973)
TAKAKURA Sho Meikai University, Faculty of Language and Cultures, Professor, 外国語学部, 教授 (50030268)
SHIMIZU Kazuhiko University of Tsukuba, Inst.of Education, Assistant Professor, 教育学系, 助教授 (20167448)
SHIMEMURA Etsujiro Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, President, 学長 (80063585)
|Project Fiscal Year
1997 – 1998
Completed(Fiscal Year 1998)
|Keywords||reform of graduate schools / university reform / the Standards for the Establishment of Graduate Schools / reports of the University Council / questionnaire|
University reform has been promoted rapidly at the departmental level since the revision of the Standards for the Establishment of Universities, 1991. Similarly, reform of graduate schools that must keep up with change of society and development of learning has been promoted. The purpose of this research is to know and analyze how the reform of graduate schools in Japan has been promoted in the whole country level.
In 1997 We sent the questionnaire to all graduates of all Universities in Japan, in order to know how far objects of revised the Standards for the Establishment of Graduate schools and reports of the University Council are implemented. As a result, We received from as many as 90 percent of all subject.
In 1998 We had interview with the graduate schools that made a reform by characteristic or typical methods, 5 examples.
Analysis and examination of received questionnaire and interview showed as follows.
1.The graduate schools student enrollment is increasing smoothly. however, the number limit of graduate schools is increasing more suddenly than the student enrollment. As a result, the real number of the student lack a quorum in 1997.
2.Many graduate schools are positive in reform. However, a number of them have some problems for example to increase a faculty member's burden, and shortage of educational facilities, etc.