Educational Data and some Project

Makoto kageto  Seiryo high school

kageto@seiryo.ed.jp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peimry schools

Junior high schools

Senior high school

Special schools

total

23,811

10,475

4,162

918

39,366

 

Asian High School Students Internet Exchange Project

 We would like to look back at the project that we have been working

on for the past four years since 1996

 

Phase 1:  See You In Japan ( 1996 )

 

We performed technically basic internet exhcnages between Nepal and Japan,

such as E-mail exchanges,mailig list, Cu-SeeMe as the first project of

Aisan High School Students Internet Exchange Project.

 

Symposium in Nagoya

Participant  Nepal

 

   Phase 2  Let's Have More Schools Involved ( 1997 )

 

   We had Korea and Thailand as new participants.  We combined international

   network and domestic network to extend our exchanges.

   Participants

      3 schools from overseas ( Nepal, Korea, Thailand )

      16 schools from Japan

   Meeting in Kyoto and Nara

 

Symposium

Nagoya ( Projected by High School Students )

Hiroshima ( Visit to the Peace Park )

 

Phase 3  Let's Go on a Camp ( 1998 )

 

 

   We had a camp in Kyotanabe City, where there was a presentation from

each country and discussion to deepen cross-cultural understanding.

The results of the reseach on how they deal with trash in sightseeing

places were pug on a website.

 

Participants: Taiwan, Korea ( 2 schools ) Thailand, Hawaii, Japan 

 

  Sympoium

   There had been E-mail exchanges among students to get to know each ohter,

which turned out to be a great change for them to learn Netiquette.

There was language help for students who felt difficulties in commuicating

in English. 

  International conference was held with Hawaii, Korea and Jenova linked

on the net.

 

Phase 4  Conference in Seoul in 1999

 

  Asian High School Internet Exchance in Seoul was held in 1999 based on

the experiences until 1998, supported by Tokai School Net and CEC

 

Target of the exchanges in Seoul

 

ETo visit Korea, the closest but far foreign country

ETo experience homestay and have family-based exchanges

ETo go to the city of Seoul and see the difference between the Korea that

  they had studied in Japan and the Korea that they actually experienced

ETo give presentation about Korea and learn to exchange information

  through English

ETo carry on cooperative work in groups of mixture of Korean and Japanese

  students by making website with photes on what they saw and felt after

  visiting places

 

 

[Opening Ceremony]

    The opening ceremony was held with about 100 people including

students and teachers@from Japan and Korea We saw a splendid banner

saying," Asian High School Internet Exchange Project In Seoul".The

representatives from both countries stated greetings.

 

[Presentations by Japanese Students]

  The first Japanese students gave their presentation in Korean.

They seem to have learned an important thing through the presentation.

It is that if in a foreign country they try to speak in the language

of the country,the effort makes a very friendly atmosphere. One of

the following presentations was " Korean Words in Japan" by Yokkaichi-Nishi

High School. They introduced Japanese words which were originally

from Korean. They explained about them using Korean and English on the

power pointsothat Korean students could understand. The last word

that Japanese students showed was "fortunately" a mistake.So Korean

students corrected the mistake and it made a very friendly atmosphere.

Thus@the presentation became interactive " workshop" style.It seems

that students' effort for the presentation was worthwhile.

 

[Presentation by Korean Students]

   Korean students gave their presentation in their beautiful

traditional costume,"chimachogori". They proudly introduced nature

and history of Korea. Their English and explanation were plain and

it helped Japanese students@to understand.

 

[Homestay]

   All of the twenty Japanese students had a homestay in Seoul, which

was arranged by Mr. John. We can see how their homestay was from

their@comments; " I brought uiro, special sweets of Nagoya to my

host family. They pleased with it and told me that they had similar

sweets in Korea.All people in my host family were all kind to me.

My host father spoke to me a lot, but I didn't understand his Korean.

It was a shame." " My host family lives in an apartment house and it

is very big. They were very pleased with the souvenirs I brought from

Japan. I brought them to tell them about Japanese culture. They were

interested in the photos I showed. Korea was very different from

that I had expected though I had not had very good image for Korea

before I visited it. Now I feel sorry that I had such a feelings."

"I thought that I would get a cool reception before I visited my

host family because Japanese people hurt Koren people during the war.

But they welcomed me with a lot of hospitality and were ery kind to

me. I was very moved. They were interested in the photos I brought

and asked me a lot of questions."         

 

 JOINT PRESENTATION AFTER VISITING SIGHTSEEING AREAS

 

 They had a lot of opportunities to use English in the

situation that they assigned their parts of their presentation. 

for themselves.The dialogue situation of cooperation and

assignment,which is peculiar to the international project, came

out naturally. As the data was uploaded into the server by FTP,

we were able to look at their works of each group at any time or

from any place, and they evaluated their works one another when

they had free time.

 

 

 

 ABOUT UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT CULTURES

 

 gKOREAhwhich the students experienced actually means

warm-hearted Korean people or friendly high school students

for them. They said,gWe really appreciate your cares. We have

no words to express our gratitude.h Of course gKOREAhwhich they

felt is only an aspect. But I think that they came to know

Korea in multiple aspects by not political and economic

fragment but another different fragment.

Understanding different cultures can make us be aware of

ourselves once more. I want them to improve their abilities to

realize cooly gthe prejudice which still remains in Japanh.

 

 

Conlusion

 

 Asia Exchange Project has been developed with the support of people

who are working to promote internet use in education such as Dr.Nieng Shing

Chen.

There will be Education Summit in Okinawa from May 27th to 28th as a pre-event of the Okinawa Summit.  The following is the contents of the event.  We hope this event will turn out to be a great success with the help of Taiwan AJET and Korean group.

 

Asian Area Internet Education Session

The future of Asia will be designed and built up in active exchanges of

of daily basis among Asian countries by young people.  But we have to be

aware of what remains after drastic industrialization and rationalizaion.

There is still beautiful nature left in Okinawam which is also one of the

most historical region in Japan.  Proposal from Okinawa will give us

inspiration

to live in harmony with nature.  Network which centers in Okinawa is needed.

We believe that young people in all over Asia will be able to understand each

other and talk about their future together by knowing facts of each country.

 

 

1 Korea( 20mintes )

 Shin jung Girls High School teacher John Jin

 Students  Presentation on Experiences of High School Students Exchanges

 Internet use in Korea

 Changes in outlook on Japan in Korea

 

 2 National ’†ŽR University Professor  Pro.Chen

 AJET Project  ‚—Y Girls High School  teacher

   National University of Education High School

   Contents    Improvement of network of education

               Introduction fo AJET program

               Real time session with Taiwan ( ISDN LINE )

               Theme " Okinawa "

 

Japan

  Presentaion by students

  International Exchanges of our school

  Aid for Nepal

 Proposal

  Proposal made by high school students through the net

 

 

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 Necessary financial measures are to be taken in order to provide a better educational environment meeting the following conditions

 (by the fiscal year 2005 as a target time.):

 

  *  Every public school, including primary schools, junior and senior high schools, should be able to access the Internet,

  *  The teachers and the students should be able to make good use of computers at every classroom in every class

 

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The budget plan for 2000:  On the order of 182 billion yen

< The Contents and Aims >

1.  Provision of computers for educational use  

   (176 billon yen estimated)

Expenses to equip the classrooms with computers (e.g. computer rental/lease, software)

They should enable the students and the teachers at every public school,

 including primary schools, junior and senior high schools, to make good

 use of computer at every classroom in every class

 

Guidelines for the equipment (2000 - 2004)

Primary schools  22 computers ---> 42 computers (in a computer room; one

 computer per pupil)

Junior high schools   42 computers (in a computer room; one computer per

 student)

Senior high schools   42 computers (in a computer room; one computer per

 student)

Schools for special education  8 computers (in a computer room; one

computer per pupil / student)

Newly-established schools   2 computers per ordinary classroom, plus 6

per school for special classrooms and the principal's room etc.)

Number of pupils / students for one computer   15.5 ---> 5.4

 

 

2. Internet connection for schools

 

Expenses for the connection to the Internet (e.g.running costAprovider fee )

They should allow all the public schools (about 40,000 schoools) to  access the Internet by the end of 2001.

 

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Organization of School LAN  -- The Millennium Project --

1. Aim

To encourage the organization of school LAN, to realize the ideal

environment in which the students and the teachers can make good use of computers in every class at every classroom with the access to the Internet

by the fiscal year 2004 as a target time. with a suggestion of the virtual agency 'Information-oriented Education Project'

 

2. Outline

In order to meet the needs for the information-oriented education, it is

 indispensable to provide a proper educational environment, organizing an information-communication network for the whole school.

This network must be accessible to various information sources inside

and outside school, from anywhere at school; the computer rooms, ordinary classrooms, special classrooms.

 

Thus, financial support for organizing school LAN is to be prepared

in order to promote better use of the Internet not only in the computer

rooms but also on the network.

 

 

3. Content of the Financial Support

(1) Schools to be subsidized --- Public schools including primary,

junior and senior high schools, special schools and middle schools

(2) Expenses to be subsidized --- Cost for organizing school LAN (e.g.

server, rooters, cables, hubs)

(3) Percentage to be subsidized --- 1/2 of the cost for new or

additional establishment, 1/3 for renovation or large-scale

reorganization

4. Budget Sum   6,750 million yen

5. The 5-year-plan for the school LAN organization

Fiscal year          Number of schools

2000                     1,623

2001                     1,623    

2002                     1,623

2003                     1,623

2004                     1,627

Sum                     8,119

 

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