RCAPS Seminar Professor Thomas Blackwood 


Time/date: Wednesday, December 21, 2016. 16:05-17:40 5th Periods
Venue: F107 (F building, 1st floor)
Title: The educational roles of extracurricular club activities in Japanese high schools
Speakers: Professor Thomas Blackwood
Tokyo International University
Language: English
Abstract: Extracurricular clubs (bukatsu) are widely believed to be an important part of education in Japan, but while stereotypes about athletes are prevalent, until now there have been very few academic studies empirically verifying either the content of that education or the extent to which it takes place. If extracurricular clubs are indeed ‘educational,’ then what is taught or learned in such clubs? Do students who join clubs really exhibit different behaviors or beliefs from non-club members? How do individual clubs compare with one another? This talk will present some of my findings from a large-scale national survey of Japanese high school seniors (n = 3,753) in an attempt to answer some of these questions.
Seminar Report / Inquiries: For seminar report, please click here.
Contact: rcaps@apu.ac.jp (APU Research Office)

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