Shoko Yamada

Short Biography & Significant Contribution

Shoko Yamada is an associate professor of the Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan. She acquired her Ph.D. in education and African studies from Indiana University, USA, in 2003. Her master's degree is in international development from Cornell University, USA. Her areas of interest are historical and current issues in education - especially secondary education - in Africa. The recent publications include: "Educational Borrowing as Negotiation: Reexamining the influence of American black industrial education model on British colonial education in Africa." Comparative Education. Vol. 43, No. 1, 2007, and "Making Sense of the EFA from a National Context - Its Implementation, and Impact on Households in Ethiopia." In Education for All: Global Promises, National Challenges, edited by Baker, David P. and A.W. Wiseman. Oxford: Elsevier Science Ltd., 2007.

Contact address: Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, JAPAN
TEL: +81-52-789-4952
FAX: +81-52-789-4951

Educational Background

Indiana University, Ph.D. in Education and African Studies (double major) The title of the Ph.D. dissertation: Global discourse and local response in educational policy process: The case of Achimota School in colonial Ghana (Gold Coast)

(2003) School of Oriental and African Studies London, University of London, Occasional Student in African Studies

(1997) Cornell University, Master of Professional Studies in International Development
The title of the Master's thesis: Staff Perceptions of the Reform Effort of a Bilateral Aid Agency: The Case of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

(1991)Waseda University, (Tokyo, Japan),, B.A. in Law 
Major: International economic and civil laws

Professional Background

Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan (12/2007 - present)
On-going research projects:
- Comparative study on the local meanings of educating all and the process of adopting EFA development goals in Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Kenya
- Transformative impacts of Education for All policy on the household production and life in rural Ethiopia
- The hidden and visible private cost of senior secondary education in Ghana: A multi-site case study in Central Region

Associate Professor, Department of Policy Studies, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan (02/2004 - present)

Research Fellow, Organization: Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education, Hiroshima University, Japan (06/2003 - 01/2004)

Project Manager, Organization: Global Link Management, Tokyo, Japan (09/97 - 06/99)

Selected Publications

Yamada, Shoko (Ed) (2007). The local meanings of educating all and the process of adopting EFA development goals in Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia. Tokyo: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS).

Yamada, Shoko and Noriko Matsuda. (2007). Vocational and Industrial Human Resource Development through TVET in Africa: Changing Assistance Environments and Human Resource Demands. Japan International Cooperation Agency and GRIPS

Yamada, Shoko. (2007). "Making Sense Of The EFA From A National Context - Its Implementation, And Impact on Households In Ethiopia" in Baker, David P. and Alexander W. Wiseman (Eds), Education for All: Global promises, national challenges. Elsevier Science Ltd., Oxford, UK, April 2007, pp. 453-491.

Yamada, Shoko. (2007). Book review "Y. G-M. Lulat, A history of African higher education from antiquity to the present: a critical synthesis." The Developing Economies, Vol. XLV, No. 3, May.

Yamada, Shoko and Joseph Ampiah. "Visible and Hidden Private Cost of Senior Secondary Education in Ghana: A multi-site case study in Central Region." Journal of International Development Studies, Vol. 16, No. 1 June 2007. (Published in Japanese)

Yamada, Shoko. (2007)."'Traditions' and Cultural Production: Character Training at the Achimota School in Colonial Ghana" History of Education, Vol. 36, No. 6, 2007 (Forthcoming)

Yamada, Shoko. (2007). "Educational Borrowing as Negotiation?: Reexamining the influence of American black?industrial education model on British colonial education in Africa". Comparative Education, Vol.43, No 3, 2007 (Forthcoming).

Yamada, Shoko. "Images of elite women - the role of colonial education in the formation of female identity in Africa." Journal of African Studies, No 69, Dec. 2006, pp. 175-179. [in Japanese]

Yamada, Shoko. (2006). Book review "Mark Bray and Seng Bunly, 'Balancing the books: Household financing of basic education in Cambodia'"Compare, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 531-541, 2006. Yamada, Shoko. (2005). "Socio-Moralist Vocationalism and Public Aspirations: Secondary Education Policies in Colonial and Present-day Ghana," Africa Today, Volume 52, Number 1, Fall 2005, pp. 71-94.


Created: 11/4/2007

Updated: 7/22/2008

Contributed By: Shoko Yamada