Akemi ASHIDA

Research Interest:

  • Educational Development,Sociology of Education, International Educational Cooperation, EFA/MDGs, Primary Education in the Republic of Honduras

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy. Kobe University, Graduate School of International Cooperation(Japan)(September 2014)
  • Master of International Studies, Kobe University, Graduate School of International Cooperation (April 2012)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University (April 2010)

Experiences

  • Programme Officer, UNESCO Bangkok Office, Education Policy and Reform Unit (EPR) (September 2014-Present)
  • Research Fellow, GSICS, Kobe University (October 2014- Present)
  • Part-time lecturer, KwanseiGakuin University (Japan) (April 2013-Present)
  • Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC1), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (April 2012-Present)
  • Research Assistant, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (22402054) (Principal investigator: Dr. Takeshi SEKIYA) (April 2010-Present)
  • Guest speaker, Kwansei Gakuin University (April 2010 – March 2013)
  • Intern at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Tokyo office (December 2009)
  • United Nations Student Volunteer, Kyrgyz Republic (May 2008 -September 2008) http://www.unv.org/en/perspectives/doc/mounting-the-language-barrier.html

Publication

  • Ashida, A. & Sekiya, T. (2014). “Changes in the Repetition and Dropout Situation in Honduran Primary Education since the Late 1980s”, Education 3-13, 1–20. doi: 10.1080/03004279.2014.991414. (E)
  • Sekiya, T. & Ashida, A. (2014). Policies and Fields in International Educational Development. In Kurita, K. (Eds), Japan’s International Development Assistance. Tokyo: Nippon HyoronSha Co.,Ltd.(pp.143-189). (J)
  • Ashida, A. (2013). Study of Factors Preventing Children from Enrolment in Primary School in the Republic of Honduras: Analysis Using Structural Equation Modelling, Education 3-13, 1–16. (E) doi:10.1080/03004279.2013.837946
  • Sekiya, T., Ashida, A., & Suzuki, E. (2010). KwanseiGakuin University: United Nations Student Volunteers. In Kitamura, Y. (Ed),Empirical Research of University’s Education Programs for Global Human Resources Development: International Development Cooperation Support Center/Project 2009 by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan (pp.25-34). (J)
  • Sekiya, T.& Ashida, A. (2010). United Nations Student Volunteers: Evaluation of the program. In Kitamura, Y. (Ed),Empirical Research of University’s Education Programs for Global Human Resources Development: International Development Cooperation Support Center/Project 2009 by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan (pp.172-182). (J)

Academic Associations

  • Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
  • Japan Society for International Development (JASID)
  • Japan Comparative Education Society (JCES)

Academic Conference Presentation

  • Ashida, A. “Study on the relevance of the strategies and projects of educational development based on EFA/MDGs: Analysis with longitudinal data of primary school’s children in the republic of Honduras.” Paper presented at the 24th Annual Conference of Japan Society for International Development, Osaka University, November, 2013. (J)
  • Ashida, A., Sekiya, T. “Effects of the society, family, and school on children’s educational situations and attainments: Analysis of panel data in Honduras.” Paper presented at the 56th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April, 2012. (E)
  • Sekiya, T., Ashida, A. “Enrollment situation of primary school individual children entered from 1986 to 2000: Analysis of panel data in Honduras.” Paper presented at the 56th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April, 2012. (E)
  • Other 7 presentations since 2010

Language/ Skills

  • Japanese (Native), English (Fluent), Spanish (Intermediate),
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Adobe (Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • SPSS, Amos

Message to Potential Candidates to Ogawa Seminar
Prof. Ogawa gives various opportunities to students who are proactive. If you can be proactive and have ambition to work in international organizations in the future, I recommend you to become a member of Prof. Ogawa’s seminar.