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Autumn Issue (Nov.)

SPECIAL REPORT

From classroom interaction with students

-The diversity and strength of Waseda displayed by the projects of each school-

The meaning of the active expansion of affiliated schools and associated schools by Waseda University is found in the reconfirmation of the diversity and position of each school.
We discussed unique projects and the type of professionals which are being developed with instructors from each school who interact with students.

Waseda University Honjo Senior High School

Academic exchange conducted at the hands of students themselves
Experience the joy of overcoming differences to study together and create results

Scene of a mock trial

During a student's high school years, exchanges which go beyond the borders of the school or country allow students to experience how human relationships and learning environments are spread broadly throughout the world. This is a valuable experience for students to create their own opportunities for in-depth study as university.

Since the founding of Honjo Senior High School, we have conducted school wide exchanges with the High School of Peking University (China). In recent years, we have conducted exchange agreements with various schools in Asia such as National Taichung First Senior High School (Taiwan) and Anyang Foreign Language High School (Korea). Mutual visits with these schools are performed as part of school trips.

School trips feature mutual visits with schools throughout Asia that participate in exchange agreements with our school

Joint research and academic presentations/training performed by students are at the core of our exchange. Currently, we are conducting long-term research on types of bacteria with the National Junior College (Singapore), and we also hold annual presentations on the results of joint projects conducted with high schools students in Indonesia. Within Japan, students from Keio Shonan Fujisawa Senior High School are invited to participate in a mutual presentation of graduation theses, and we are also recruiting new exchange partners for the development of training programs such as mock trials.

Students themselves are responsible for the preparation and operation of exchange events. In order to enhance these events, students work together with partners from both inside and outside of our school in order to fully utilize their ability and knowledge. These events are valuable exchange activities for transforming knowledge into life skills and acquiring such skills.

School Principal: Yoshio Yamasaki (Professor at the Research Institute for Science and Engineering)
1136 Nishi-Tomida, Honjo-Shi, Saitama Prefecture 367-0035
TEL: 0495-21-2400
E-mail: honjosh@list.waseda.jp
http://www.waseda.jp/honjo/honjo/

Waseda Jitsugyo School

"Out-of-school classrooms" that have continued for more than 40 years
A 12 year unified education that develops individuals with rich creativity

At an "out-of-school classroom" for the 2nd grade of high school

Our school conducts a 3 day/4 night "out-of-school classroom" program as a time for comprehensive study. This out-of-school classroom takes place during the 2nd and 3rd grade of junior high school and during the 2nd grade of high school. The program is a tradition which has continued from 1968, and the program aims to develop intellectual curiosity and creativity through encounters with nature and culture, and through exchange with the community. In the out-of-school classroom which in conducted during the 2nd grade of high school, students perform fieldwork that includes interviewing local community members. Students set their own themes, conduct preliminary study, give research presentations, and create reports. This process instills students with the fundamental skills required for creating a thesis and conveying information. The meaning of these out-of-school classrooms are also utilized in the educational policy of our primary school division.

There is a great amount of interaction with our primary school division. Students are reading 2nd grade primary school students in the picture.

Furthermore, our school achieves a unified education that continues from primary school until university. Within this system, students obtain not only academic ability for the production of results, but also acquire opportunities for learning which utilizes the personality of educational faculty. Also, new students enter our school through examinations at the junior high school and high school levels. A feature of our school is to place all students together in mixed classes, thus providing students with new stimuli and creating an environment which enables students to continually work together in friendly competition.

Through the 12 years of education at Waseda Jitsugyo School, I hope to develop individuals who possess outstanding thinking ability and who are not confined to any single framework.

Junior High School & High School Principal: Shigenori Watanabe (Professor at Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences)
Primary School Principal: Kunio Tau
1-2-1 Motomachi, Kokubunji-shi, Tokyo 185-8505
Junior High School & High School TEL: 042-300-2121 (Representative)
Primary School TEL: 042-300-2171 (Representative)
E-mail: webmaster@asedajg.ed.jp
http://www.wasedajg.ed.jp/

Waseda Junior High School & High School

The principle of entering first choice universities!
Students expand their perspectives and chose their own path for the future

Camping school for 1st grade junior high school students

Based on Shigenobu Okuma's educational philosophy of "independence of character," Waseda Junior High School & High School conducts education to develop professionals who are capable of serving as leaders in society after 20 to 30 years have passed since their graduation. Our school conducts unified junior high school and high school education over a period of 6 years. The 1st and 2nd grade of junior high school are used to reinforce lifestyle habits and the fundamentals of study. The 3rd grade of junior high school and the 1st grade of high school is a period for developing practical ability. Finally, the 2nd and 3rd grades of high school are positioned as a period for completing the developing of applied skill. Half of our students take entrance examinations for universities other than Waseda, and we have a record of sending students to national universities, public universities, and medical schools. This record is a result of our quest to thoroughly instill students with academic ability that is useful for their future, and reflects how our students have been able to enter their first choice of university.

A scene from Kofu Festival

Furthermore, in addition to classroom study, our school conducts a rich variety of extracurricular activities such as camping school and viewing of first-class opera performances. Almost all students participate in club activities, and the exchange between younger and older students within the clubs develops in-depth humanity in our students.

In accordance with the proverb "strike the iron while it is hot," we provide our students with a variety of opportunities to expand their horizons during these 6 years when new knowledge is readily absorbed. We hope that our students will give thought to the path which they truly wish to follow in the future, and that they will decide their own destiny.

Principal: Nobuyuki Kamiya (Professor at the Faculty of Letters, Arts, and Sciences)
62 Babashita-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8654
TEL: 03-3202-7674
FAX: 03-3202-7692
http://www.waseda-h.ed.jp/

Waseda Shibuya Senior High School

Developing the ability to consider matters from a variety of perspectives
Education for intercultural understanding

The Sultan Mosque in an Arabian neighborhood which was visited as part of Islamic studies.

The goal of Waseda Shibuya Senior High School is to provide students with an opportunity for "sustained interaction with Singapore" and to increase understanding towards the culture of both Japan and Singapore. In order to achieve this goal, more than 20 events to foster intercultural understanding are held every year. For example, cooperation is received from schools in Singapore for homestays and temporary participation in classes at local schools. Such activities encourage intercultural interaction with individuals in the same age group. Furthermore, in addition to participation in university classes at the National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University, we also conduct programs for students to act as assistants in Japanese language classes, thus contributing to the local society of Singapore. Furthermore, we take advantage of the multiple ethnicities which exist within the country of Singapore in order to conduct a large number of cultural understanding activities with Malaysians, Indians, and Peranakans.

Students visited Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple, a Hindu temple, during Diwali (Festival of Light = Hindu New Year)

Through such activities, more than 60% of our students currently have friends from Singapore, and these friendships are continued after graduation. We hope that encountering a variety of different values during the susceptible 3 years of high school will help students in considering matters from a variety of perspectives after they have entered university.

Principal: Hikota Koguchi (Professor at the Faculty of Law)
57WEST COAST ROAD, SINGAPORE 127366
TEL: 010-800-6771-8118(Toll-free when calling from domestic Japan)
E-mail: admission@waseda-sihibuya.edu.sg
http://www.waseda-shibuya.edu.sg/