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Nagoya University
Applied Social System Institute of Asia
Job title
Ph.D.(Indiana University)

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 1991
Jun 1995
Associate Program Officer, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Sep 1997
Jun 1999
Program Manager, Global Link Management Inc.
Sep 1998
Aug 1999
Winrock International Institute for Agricultural and Rural Development
Jun 2003
Jan 2004
Center for International Cooperation in Education, Hiroshima University
Feb 2004
Nov 2007
Associate Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

Committee Memberships

Apr 2017
Mar 2019
Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute  Research Committee member
Apr 2014
Mar 2015
Council on International Educational Cooperation  Member
Nov 2015
UNESCO Chair on Global Citizenship Education  Member of the GCE International Advisory Committee
Jan 2013
Editorial Board, Annual Review of Comparative Education  Board member
Apr 2011
"Asian Education and Development Studies" Editorial Board  Editorial Board member

Awards & Honors

Nov 2017
Special Award, Japan Society for International Development
Winner: Shoko Yamada
May 2017
Asian Regionality and Post-2015 Consultation: Donors' Self-Images and the Discourse, 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Outstanding Author Contribution, Emerald Publishing
Winner: Shoko Yamada
Dec 2012
Research promotion award, Japan Society for International Development

Published Papers

The Effect of Non-cognitive Skills on Comprehensive Capacities of Workers KAIZEN Education and Workers of Garment Industry in Ethiopia
Shoko Yamada, Christian S. Otchia
Journal of International Development Studies   27(2) 22   Nov 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Shoko Yamada, Christian Otchia, and Kyoko Taniguchi
International Journal of Training and Development   21(4) 51-68   Jan 2018   [Refereed]
Yamada, Shoko
Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook   10 5-17   Mar 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
From humanitarianism to trade promotion: the changing emphasis of Japanese development co-operation to Africa.
Shoko Yamada
African East-Asian Affairs: The China Monitor   (1 & 2) 28-49   Jul 2015
Shoko Yamada
Comparative Education Review   59(2) 234-260   Mar 2015   [Refereed]


Kazuhiro Yoshida, Shoko Yamada, Takashi Hamano
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Follow-up Meeting, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan.   20   Mar 2011   [Invited]
Analysis of International Development Discourse: Deconstructing the Process that ideas emerge and take shape
101-114   Aug 2011   [Invited]
Country paper on Japan
Kazuhiro Yoshida, Shoko Yamada
EFA Global Monitoring Report 2011   20   2011   [Invited]
Making Sense Of The EFA From A National Context: Its Implementation, And Impact on Households In Ethiopia
Shoko Yamada
Education for All: Global promises, national challenges   0(0) 453-491   Mar 2007   [Refereed]

Books etc

Yamada, Shoko and Minoru Morishita (Eds) (Part:Joint Work)
Toshindo   Nov 2012   ISBN:4798901261
Aug 2011   ISBN:4750334391
Aya Okada, Shoko Yamada, Kazuhiro Yoshida (Eds) (Part:Joint Work)
Nihon Hyoron Sha   Aug 2008   ISBN:4535555516

Conference Activities & Talks

Being educated or being schooled? The potential of African traditional notion of `educated man' in the era of sustainable development and globalization [Invited]
Shoko Yamada
World Social Science Forum 2018   29 Sep 2018   
Bridging the supply-demand gaps of industrial workforce: Findings from skills assessment of garment workers in Ethiopia [Invited]
Shoko Yamada
Invited talk   21 Aug 2018   Ethiopian Investment Commission
Skills and Knowledge in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals
UKFIET Oxford Conference on Education and Development   9 Sep 2017   
High Quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Sustainable Growth and Job Creation in Ethiopia
Addis Ababa Symposium on Skills Development   24 Aug 2017   
Nagoya University and Research on Skills Development in South Africa: SDGs, decent work, and equity
The Third South Africa-Japan University Forum   16 Jul 2017   


Shoko Yamada   The Others   Oct 2018
Authored the section on Education and Development in Africa
Bridging the Supply-Demand Gaps of the Industrial Workforce: Findings from a Skills Assessment of Garment Workers in Ethiopia Skills and Knowledge for Youth Research Project
1. Yamada, Shoko, Christian S. Otchia, Kyoko Taniguchi, Yuki Shimazu, and Fekadu Nigussie   The Others   Sep 2018
Skills Development in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals. Policy Brief No. 01/17
Skills Development Research Team, Nagoya University   The Others   2017
Post-2015 and SDG framework: Shifting focus to the learners' skills and knowledge. NORRAG News, No. 54.
The Others   2016
Expected and Actual Skills of Young Workers in the Garment Industry of Ethiopia. Policy Brief No. 01/16
The Others   2016

Research Grants & Projects

Knowledge and skills which lead to decent works: The development of a skills assessment module for TVET graduates and curriculum evaluation in Developing Countries
United Nations University: Grant for Global Sustainability: GGS
Project Year: Jul 2017 - Mar 2020    Investigator(s): YAMADA, Shoko
This project aims to contribute to the third and fourth targets of Sustainable Development Goal 4, which relate to the expanded access to technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and formation of skills for employment and decent jobs...
Skills development of the youth in Africa: interdisciplinary examination of the synergy of the system of education and training with industries and employment
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2018
Reconstruction of educational perspectives based on the analysis of learnings in oral tradition and apprenticeship in West Africa
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2018