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
(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
(1991)Waseda University, (Tokyo,
Japan),, B.A. in Law
Major: International economic and civil laws
Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, Japan (12/2007
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)
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
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.
Contributed By: Shoko Yamada