DODEA teachers, students on Okinawa help Japanese educators prep for English curriculum change
KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa — Teachers from the Department of Defense Education Activity recently provided English language training to Japanese educators from around Okinawa who are preparing for a mandatory curriculum change in 2020 throughout Japan.
Twenty-nine Japanese teachers attended daylong professional-development sessions May 23-24 at Kadena Elementary School, one of DODEA’s newest schools.
Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, also known as MEXT or Monkasho, introduced optional English instruction and development to primary school children on a large scale in 2002. By next year, the ministry will require English instruction in the lower grades and double the number of instructional hours per week.
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