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  • CIEE 日本代表部 日本代表 大竹 和孝 Otake Kazutaka
  • 新たな学びの機会を創造し、教育機関に携わる方々と連携しながら人材育成の分野において更なる躍進を図ることを目指します。

CIEE日本代表部は2015年で開設50周年を迎えました。
これもひとえにCIEEの活動にご理解、ご支援を賜りました方々のお陰でございます。この場をお借りして深く感謝申し上げます。

1965年に設立された日本代表部は、国際教育交流のパイオニアとして半世紀にわたり若者の未来を育んでまいりました。CIEEの派遣・受入プログラムの参加者は6万3千人に達しています。また、1981年からはTOEFL®テスト日本事務局を務めております。

現在の日本では、英語教育の改革の一環として大学入試に4技能を測定するTOEFL®テストを含む外部試験の導入の議論、スーパーグローバル大学創成支援事業の開始など、世界で活躍できる人材を育成するための国家政策が動き出しています。

CIEE日本代表部は、この50年間に培ってきた国際教育交流のノウハウや強みを活かすことはもちろんのこと、CIEE本部が68年にわたりこの世界で常に革新的・前駆的な役割を持って開発してきたプログラムや運営システム、そして40か国に有する拠点を活用し、新たな学びの機会を創造してまいります。そして、教育機関に携わる方々と連携しながら人材育成の分野において更なる躍進を図ることを目指す所存です。

引き続きご指導、ご鞭撻を賜りますようお願い申し上げます。

CIEE Japan celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2015.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude to all who have shared our CIEE vision and supported our activities over the past 50 years. Without their understanding and support, we could not have been so successful.

Since our office opened in 1965 and for half a century, CIEE Japan has enriched the future of young people as a pioneer in the field of international educational exchange. In total, we have sent and hosted 63,000 participants in a variety of international exchange programs. In addition, since 1981, we have worked closely with Educational Testing Service (ETS) to administer the TOEFL® test and act as the regional representative in Japan for various ETS products and services.

There are currently a number of dynamic national trends in regards to the “Development of Global Human Resources” in Japan. One discussion concerns the introduction of English proficiency tests measuring the 4 language skills developed by several different professional test-development organizations as a university entrance requirement. This might also effectively pave the way for the reform of English education in Japan. Another is the launch of the “Top Global University Project”, in which the 37 selected universities have been funded to achieve their globalization goals in the coming years.

CIEE Japan has developed considerable expertise in international educational exchange programming over the past 50 years. In addition to increasing our knowhow, we will move forward in creating new opportunities for learning by utilizing the programs, the consortium system, and the worldwide network in over 40 countries that our parent organization, CIEE, has developed. CIEE has been a pioneer for 68 years and is the worldwide leader in this field, so CIEE Japan will proceed in advancing our activities of fostering a bright future for our promising young people here in Japan in cooperation with those who are actively engaged in global education in the years ahead.

Please continue to support us with your feedback and encouragement.

アジア地区専務理事・日本代表 Executive Director, Asia

Kazutaka Otake

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