About Japan Editors
Description. The materials published by the editors are developed through a collaborative process involving Japan Studies specialists, K-12 teachers, teacher educators, and Japan Society staff. For lessons and units, leading scholars specializing in the topic under consideration initially define the most essential learning goals related to the topic, draft introductory background information, and offer suggestions of appropriate teaching materials, resources for teachers, and teaching ideas. After this initial work, K-12 teachers collaborate in designing the lessons, including revising goals to make sure that they are age appropriate and devising and revising teaching ideas in a manner that would work in their own classrooms. Once the materials are public, the editorial board actively seeks input from all members and, as appropriate, integrates suggestions into the body of the materials. The editors also continually enhance lessons and other areas of the site.
Additional support is provided by The Norinchukin Foundation, Inc., Chris A. Wachenheim, the Wendy Obernauer Foundation, James Read Levy, and Jon T. Hutcheson.
About Japan: A Teacher’s Resource is generously funded, in part, by a three-year grant from the International Research and Studies (IRS) Program in the Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education (P017A100018).