Satoshi Takahashi

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Name
Satoshi Takahashi
URL
http://s-read.saitama-u.ac.jp/researchers/pages/researcher_en/TKBNFxBx
Affiliation
Saitama University
Section
School of Education
Job title
Associate Professor
Degree
Ph. D.(Tohoku University)
Other affiliation
Teachers College, Columbia University
Research funding number
10511884

Profile

Dr. Satoshi Takahashi is an Associate Professor of the School of Education at the Saitama University. His recent research project is to conduct a comparative research on teacher laws under the Neo-Liberal reforms in the U.S. and Japan. Inquiring into the teacher law reforms in the U.S., he focused on the clause of "highly qualified teachers" under the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the requirement of "effective teachers” under the Race to the Top Program (RTTT), as well as those impacts on states' collective bargaining laws and tenure laws for public school teachers. Through the analysis on these matters, he analyzed that, under the federal policy, most of states were urged to amend teacher tenure laws and collective bargaining laws so that students' test scores could be a significant evidence to terminate tenure teachers. While the most policy makers and researchers tended to assume that eliminating job security and working conditions of teachers would make it easier to fire incompetent teachers and thus to improve the academic performance of students, Dr. Takahashi insisted that proper working conditions and job security for teachers were necessary to sustain their qualified teaching practice.
He is the 2016 grantee of the Fulbright Program and the visiting scholar of Teachers College at Columbia University, researching on the right to "comprehensive educational opportunity" conceptualized by Professor Michael A. Rebell.

Research Areas

 
 
  • Education / Education / Education Law
  • Education / Education / Educational Policy and the Law
  • Education / Education / Educational System

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Sep 2016
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Oct 2017
Visiting Scholar (Fulburight Researcher), Teachers College, Columbia University
 
Apr 2011
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Today
Associate Professor, School of Education, Saitama University
 
Sep 2011
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Aug 2016
Part Time Lecturer, School of Literature, Keio University
 
Apr 2011
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Mar 2012
Part Time Lecturer, College of Law, Dokkyo University
 

Misc

 
Satoshi Takahashi
The Japanese Journal of Educational Research   82(4) 531-541   Dec 2015   [Refereed][Invited]
 Research questions on what the public nature of education is and how it could be constructed have been one of the most urgent issues of education research and other fields of social science since the privatization of public education became expli...
Satoshi Takahashi
Journal of the Japan Society for Education System and Organization   (22) 246-252   Nov 2015   [Invited]
An Analysis on the New Teacher Evaluation System under the Structural Reform of the Public Employee System: From the Perspective of Comparative Research on the Teacher Policy in the U.S. and Japan
Satoshi Takahashi
Bulletin of the Japan Education Administration Society   (41) 37-55   Oct 2015   [Invited]
TAKAHASHI SATOSHI
Education Law Review   40(40) 35-49   Mar 2011   [Invited]
Takahashi Satoshi
The Chuo-Gakuin University review of economics & commerce   25(1) 3-17   Sep 2010
TAKAHASHI Satoshi
Japanese journal of educational research   76(3) 322-333   Sep 2009   [Refereed]
The purpose of this paper is to clarify recent legislative reforms of labor laws in American public education through the analysis on the amendment of the Michigan Public Employment Relations Act (PERA). In 1947, the Michigan Legislature passed th...
TAKAHASHI Satoshi
Bulletin of the JEAS   33(33) 20-36   Oct 2007
The study of education law and its "Interna and Externa" theory have been regarded as an outmoded issue among researchers in the field of educational administration. To understand the essence of the "Interna and Externa" theory, however, the diffe...
Methodological Problems between the Study of Educational Administration and the Study of Educational Law: Focusing on the "Pedagogical Approach to the Educational Administration"
Satoshi Takahashi
Bulletin of the Japan Educational Administration Society   33 20-36   Oct 2007   [Invited]
Takahashi, Satoshi
Jornal of the Japan Society for Educational System and Organization   12(12) 152-166   Nov 2005   [Refereed]

Books etc

 
橋本 鉱市 (Part:Contributor)
玉川大学出版部   Sep 2009   ISBN:4472403986
大月書店   Mar 2008   ISBN:4272411918

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Legal Issues on Teacher Workload [Invited]
Satoshi Takahashi
14 Oct 2018   
Teacher Law Reform under the Every Student Succeeds Act in the U. S.
Satoshi Takahashi
12 Nov 2017   
Legal Issues on Teacher Professionalism: Focusing on the Teacher Evaluation Law in Michigan, U.S.
Satoshi Takahashi
The 75th Annual Conferene of Japanese Educational Research Association   25 Aug 2016   

Research Grants & Projects

 
An Analysis on High Stakes Teacher Evaluation System in the U.S.
日本学術振興会: JSPS Grant
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): Satoshi Takahashi
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(スタートアップ))
Project Year: 2008 - 2009    Investigator(s): Satoshi TAKAHASHI
The purpose of this research project is to clarify (1) the history of teacher unions' activity under the labor laws for public school teachers (2) and recent legislative reforms of the labor laws after 1990s.(1) At the first year, the project focu...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(若手研究(B))
Project Year: 2010 - 2012    Investigator(s): Satoshi TAKAHASHI
The purpose of this project is to conduct a comparative research on teacher laws under Neo-Liberal reforms in the U.S. and Japan. Inquiring into teacher law reforms in the U.S, reporter focused on the clause of “highly qualified teachers" under th...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2009 - 2011    Investigator(s): Akio KITANO
The purpose of this research is to analyze the actual conditions of the education reform centering on the testing policy currently implemented in the United States. Keywords are "standard," "accountability," and "assessment." In this research, the...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(B))
Project Year: 2009 - 2011    Investigator(s): Sumiko ICHIKAWA
The aim of this research is to identify the legal issues in harmonizing the new Fundamental Law of Education(the new FLE) enacted in 2006 to the constitutionalism. We analyzed not only the new FLE but also the related enacted laws and draft laws p...