ACTJ 2010: Reaching for New Heights: Research, Study and Management Opportunities in Higher Education

Date: Monday, September 20th, 2010 Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Brian D. Denman and more

The 2010 Annual Fall Conference of the Canadian Association of Teachers in Japan will be held on Monday, September 20, 2010, a Japanese national holiday.

The internationalization of higher education is invariably linked to broader reforms within societies struggling to restructure their institutions as a response to shifts in global developments. The interpretation and actualization of such developments are affected by the political, social, economic, demographic, and cultural contexts of nations and their respective institutions. Such is evidenced in changed visions, priorities, leadership, policies, curriculum, and approaches to management. Dating back to the Meiji Restoration, Japanese institutions of higher learning have at various times struggled to interpret and adopt internationalization processes. A large body of research indicates that we are in the midst of yet another very challenging period of reformation. The effects of "restructuring" will most certainly impact all organizational members. The aim of this conference is to cause participants to reflect on and question how they can constructively contribute to these reforms within their respective organizational contexts. We very much welcome your participation in what is certain to be an invigorating one-day conference.

Speakers at this yearís event include: Brian D. Denman, Kensaku Yoshida, Marco Castrucci, Joseph Shaules, Lary MacDonald, Peter Yang, Robert Walker, Myles Chilton, Richmond Stroupe, Mayako Murai, Kenji Okustu, Mingchang Wu, En-Szu Lin, Shih-guey Joe, Charles Browne, Akiko Shinohara, Bethany Iyobe, Melodie Cook, Carolyn Pieroway, Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Joyce Cunningham, James P. Lassegard, Gregory Strong, Mitsuko Matsuo, Lee Arnold, and Praggananda Sraman.

Please see ACTJ's website for full details.

Organization: The Association of Canadian Teachers in Japan (ACTJ)

Cost: ACTJ Members: 4000 yen
Non-members: 5000 yen

Venue: The Canadian Embassy, Tokyo

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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