Japanese schools. New Japanese school in Suez, Egypt - CC
CAIRO – 29 July 2018: Around 100,000 teachers will receive a special training on the new Japanese educational system starting from July 29 to August 19, according to the Ministry of Education.
The Ministry of Education is preparing for the new system of education, which will be applied in the 2019 academic year. Around 2.5 million children will benefit from the new system as it is based on a standardized curricula and a different evaluation mechanism for children at the kindergarten and the first primary grade.
The Ministry of Education referred that the training will also be provided to schools’ mentors and directors, and will end on September 1.
The ministry added that the training aims to sustainably develop teachers and teach them to use different educational methods of teaching a multidisciplinary curriculum package.The new educational system is based on the multidisciplinary curriculum package, where each teacher is set to teach several subjects, contained in one book, to be able to follow up on students'progress.
In the same context, officials at the Ministry of Education remarked that 1,250 teachers will be chosen on August 4 to teach in Japanese schools.
The ministryfurther explained that the teachers will also be trained on the activities of Tokkatsu, which is a Japanese educational activity thatdevelops the students' sense of community and responsibility towards society and school life througha class and homeroom activity, student council, club activity and school events.
Additionally, the activity works on achieving a balanced social, emotional and educational growth for students, and boosts their spirit of cooperation with others in order to cultivate balanced mindsets in the students.
The schools will focus on teaching the Egyptian curriculum, while implementing some distinctive features of the Japanese education, such as focusing on music, arts and collective games, as well as teaching cleanliness and self-reliance.
The fees, however, will cost more than other international schools, the Ministry of Education has not yet given an exact figure but it is believed that the fees will exceed LE 5,000, with additional expenses for activities.
Japanese schools will not teach students the Japanese language. Instead, they will study the same curriculum as other international schools.
Previously, Egypt’s Ministry of Education declared that teachers will be chosen soon to be trained in the Japanese education system, Tokkatsu, which will be applied at 40 Egyptian-Japanese schools in different governorates in September.
The sources added that 20,000 teachers have applied to the ministry to receivethe Japanese Tokkatsu education system training.