BA, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (1997)
Middle school teaching certificate (English Language), Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (1997)
MA, University of British Columbia, Canada (2000)
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA (2007)
Affiliations (associations, organizations, institutions)
Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
Oceania Comparative and International Education Society (OCIES)
Takayama, K. (2016) Beyond ‘the West as method’: Repositioning the Japanese education research communities in/against the global structure of academic knowledge. Japanese Educational Research Association Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook 10: 19-31.
Takayama, K. (2016) Deploying the post-colonial predicaments of researching on/with 'Asia' in education: A standpoint from a rich peripheral country. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 37(1): 70-88.
Takayama, K. (2016) Provincializing and globalizing critical studies of school knowledge: Insights from the Japanese history textbook controversy over ‘comfort women.’ In L. Lim & M. Apple (eds) The Strong State and Curricular Reform: Assessing the Politics and Possibilities of Educational Change in Asia (pp. 161-179). New York: Routledge.
Takayama, K. (2016) Exploring the interweaving of contrary currents: transnational policy enactment and path-dependent policy implementation in Australia and Japan. In J. Schriewer (ed) World Culture Re-contextualized: Meaning Constellations and Path-Dependencies in Comparative and International Education Research (pp. 99-117). New York: Routledge.
Takayama, K. (2015) Provincializing and globalizing the World Culture theory debate: Critical insights from a margin. Globalisation, Societies and Education 13(1): 34-57.
Waldow, F. Takayama, K. & Sung, Y. (2014) Rethinking the pattern of external policy referencing: Media discourses over the ‘Asian Tigers’’ PISA success in Australia, Germany and South Korea. Comparative Education 50(3): 302-321.
Takayama, K. (2014) Global ‘diffusion,’ banal nationalism, and the politics of policy legitimation: a genealogical study of "zest for living" in Japanese education policy discourse. In P. Alassutari & A. Qadir (eds) Routledge Advances in Sociology, National Policy-Making: Domestication of Global Trends (pp. 129-146). New York: Routledge.
Takayama K, Waldow, F. & Sung, Y. (2013) Finland has it All? Examining the media accentuation of 'Finnish education' in Australia, Germany and South Korea. Research in Comparative and International Education 8(3): 307-325.
Takayama, K. (2013) OECD, 'key competencies' and the new challenges of educational inequality. Journal of Curriculum Studies 45(1): 67-80.
Takayama K (2013) Untangling the global-distant-local knot: The politics of national academic achievement testing in Japan. Journal of Education Policy 28(5): 657-675.
Takayama K (2012) Exploring the interweaving of contrary currents: Transnational policy enactment and path-dependent policy implementation in Australia and Japan. Comparative Education 48(4): 505–523.
Takayama, K. (2012) Bringing a political 'bite' to educational transfer studies: Cultural politics of PISA and the OECD in Japanese education reform. In G. Steiner-Khamsi & F. Waldow (eds) World Yearbook of Education 2012: Policy Borrowing and Lending in Education (pp. 148-166). New York: Routledge.
Takayama, K. (2011) Other Japanese educations and Japanese education otherwise. Asia Pacific Journal of Education 31(3): 345-359.
Takayama, K. (2011) A comparativist's predicaments of writing about 'other' education: A self-reflective, critical review of studies of Japanese education. Comparative Education 47(4): 449-470.
Takayama, K. (2010) Politics of externalization in reflexive times: Reinventing Japanese education reform discourses through ‘Finnish success.’ Comparative Education Review 54(1):51-75.
Contributed by: Jia Ying Neoh, University of Sydney
Date Contributed: August 16, 2016