Shoko Yamada

Yamada Shoko Applied Social System Institute of Asia, Nagoya University
Research Fields My specialties are educational sociology and comparative international education. I have conducted my field research on educational policy and practice in African countries and have also studied Japanese assistance policies in Africa. I wrote my PhD thesis on colonial education in British West Africa and have long been involved in Ghana. However, for the last 10 or so years, I have researched civil education and human resources development for businesses and industries in Ethiopia. Currently, what I am interested in the most is how the youth acquire their knowledge and skills in various places, including apprentice systems and school education systems.
Main Works
  • Yamada, Shoko (2016)(Ed). Post-Education-For-All and Sustainable Development Paradigm: Structural change and diversifying actors and norms. London: Emerald Publishing. pp. 392.
  • Yamada, Shoko (2014). “Domesticating Democracy? Civic and Ethical Education textbooks in Secondary Schools in the democratization Period of Ethiopia” in Williams, James H. (ed). (Re)Building Memory: School Textbooks, Identity, and the Pedagogies and Politics of Imagining Community. pp. 35-59. Sense Publishing.
  • Yamada, Shoko (2009). “‘Traditions’ and Cultural Production: Character Training at the Achimota School in Colonial Ghana”. History of Education. Vol. 38, No.1, pp. 29-59. Taylor and Francis.
  • Yamada, Shoko (2009). “Who is the true bearer? The visible and hidden private cost of senior secondary education and equity in Ghana.” Africa Today, Vol. 55, No. 3. pp. 63-82. Indiana University Press.
  • Yamada, Shoko (2008). “Educational Borrowing as Negotiation: Reexamining the influence of American black industrial education model on British colonial education in Africa.” Comparative Education Vol.44, No 1, pp. 21-37. Taylor and Francis.
  • Yamada, Shoko (2007). “Making Sense of the EFA from a National Context – Its Implementation, And Impact on Households In Ethiopia –” in Baker, David P. and Alexander W. Wiseman (Eds), Education for All: Global promises, national challenges. pp. 453-491. Elsevier Science Ltd.
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