Arithmetic in Supplementary School for Japanese Children Abroad – Case studies in Denmark and Sweden


Mayu Aoki, IND


Globalization has led the Japanese government to establish “overseas schools” for Japanese pupils living abroad. In particular, pupils in the supplementary schools in Denmark and Sweden learn mathematics following Japanese curriculum on Saturday. Mathematics education in such establishments is not widely investigated. My PhD project aims to clarify how arithmetic is taught by teachers in supplementary educational institutions in Denmark and Sweden and to investigate how this teaching interacts (or even conflicts) with the main schooling the pupils attend on work days. The theoretical framework for this project is based on the anthropological theory of the didactic, particularly the notion of praxeology.


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