Fukuoka JALT:

University Entrance Examinations Stratify High School English Education

Date: Saturday, March 25th, 2023 Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: Fukunaga Sunao

This qualitative study examined how the Japanese university English entrance examination reform functions as policy planning and elucidates how the reform has ended up stratifying high school English teaching practices, exacerbating disparities between students who have access to quality instruction and those who do not. Central to the argument is how the lack of understanding of intersectionality when planning English education policy leads to planning inequality and privileging elites in the Japanese education context.

English education policy, university entrance examinations, intersectionality


  • Doors open 18:00
  • Presentation 18:15-19:45
  • Out of room by 20:00

As usual, members will be getting together after the meeting to socialize at a local pub or restaurant and anyone is welcome to join.

Organization: Fukuoka Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Fukuoka JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: Elgala (Daimaru East) Building, Tenjin (6 F, Kurume University Satellite Campus), back entrance, map: https://goo.gl/maps/hj8VXmpfjAykeXBV9

Location: Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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