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Kimura Takuya Last modified date:2021.06.30



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https://kyushu-u.pure.elsevier.com/en/persons/takuya-kimura
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Academic Degree
Ph.D
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
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Field of Specialization
Sociology of Education, Educational Planning, Social Statistics ,Educational Measurement
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
00years03months
Outline Activities
 I specialize in "testing (measurement/evaluation) policies and systems. I am particularly interested in the impact of the university entrance examination system on the high school-university connection system. I also apply my knowledge of educational measurement theory as a tool to better understand "testing," but I specialize in sociological, historical, and institutional approaches. As for my recent research, my main work is "Quantitative Historical Sociology of the Postwar University Entrance Selection System," in which I draw the trajectory of postwar university entrance examinations from test data that have been buried in historical documents.
 At the root of my research style is the idea that rather than simply rejecting "tests" out of hand, this would lead to a cessation of thinking about "tests" and, more importantly, would prevent progress in "test" research and stagnate our understanding of "tests" for better or worse. Therefore, I am aiming to conduct research that considers "testing" as a "necessary evil" of society in a realistic manner, and then to think about improvements, system changes, or better ways to use it in order to make it better.
 Furthermore, since "testing" research is an interdisciplinary field of specialization that combines humanities subjects such as pedagogy, psychology, and sociology with science subjects such as informatics and statistics, it is a research field that is suited to people who have a certain degree of strength in numbers and are interested in a variety of things. This is the perfect field for people who are not satisfied with existing academic fields and want to try something that only they do. I am also interested in the "development of testing professionals". For more information, please refer to my paper below. Takuya Kimura, "A quantitative understanding of the human resource development situation surrounding 'test experts' in Japan," in Journal of the Japan Society for Testing Science, vol. 6, May 2010, pp. 29-49.
  "The Science of Testing and Its History" (Liberal Arts Education at Kyoto University and Nagasaki University), "Lectures on Comparative Pedagogy: Japan-U.S. Comparison of Academic Achievement Measurement Policies" (Faculty of Education, Kyoto University), "Sociology of Education" (Faculty of Education, Nagasaki University, Kyushu Sangyo University), "Theory of Educational Administration Systems" and "Theory of Educational Principles" (both courses in the Teaching Curriculum of the Nagasaki University ), "Introduction to Lifelong Learning" (Kobe Shoin Women's University Librarian and Curator Course), "Fundamentals of Data Analysis" (Inferential Statistics) (Nagasaki University Pre-Entry Education), "Social Research" (Nagasaki Prefectural University Faculty of International Information Studies), "Social Research Seminar (Quantitative Class)" (Nagasaki University Faculty of Environmental Studies Social Researcher Course), "Liberal Arts Seminar" (Nagasaki University All Education) ), "Dissertation Writing Techniques" (Nagasaki University Pre-Entry Education), "Social Welfare Research Methods" (Seinan Gakuin University), "Invitation to Test Studies" (Kyushu University Core Education Courses), "Disciplines of Education in English" (Kyushu University Core Education Courses) Social Survey I (Exercise of Questionnaire Writing Method)" (Kyushu University Core Education Courses for Senior High School Students), "Social Statistics" (Kyushu University Core Education Courses for Senior High School Students), "Tutorial I-VIII" (Kyushu University 21st Century Program), "Japanese Sociology", "Sociology II", "Sociology II" (Kyushu Institute of Technology). Currently, at Kyushu University, I am in charge of "Introduction to Pedagogical Research" (shared), "Pedagogical Research Methods" (shared), "Educational Testing Principles", "Educational Design and Evaluation", "Measurement of Educational Behavior", "Sociology of Educational Planning", "Theory of Higher Education", "Sociological Research Methods in Education", "Special Research", and "Research on Educational Planning, Measurement, and Evaluation" at the graduate school (Department of Educational Systems, Faculty of Human and Environmental Studies), and "Introduction to Sociology of Education I and its Exercises", "Educational Evaluation Theory and Exercises, Educational Statistics and Exercises, Educational Planning Theory and Exercises, Educational Economics and Exercises, Education and Occupation Exercises, Introduction to Field Research in Education, Educational Research Methods 1 and Exercises, Educational Research Methods 2 and Exercises, Educational Information Processing and Exercises, Pedagogical Fieldwork II Exercises, Pedagogical Internship Exercises I and II, O Exercise I, II", "Oversea Fieldwork I", "Oversea Internship I", "Educational Testing Theory" in Core Education, and "Principles of Education", "Educational Society and System", "Career Guidance", "Educational Practice Guidance", "Practical Teaching Exercise", and "School Internship I, II" in Teaching Curriculum.
Research
Research Interests
  • Visualization of learning outcomes and internal quality assurance in University
    keyword : learning outcomes, Visualization, internal quality assurance in University
    2007.04~2023.12.
  • A Study of the Process of Establishing the University Admissions Profession
    keyword : University Admissions Profession, University Admissions, Qualification System
    2020.12~2022.09.
  • Transition from High School to University in Asia
    keyword : Higher Education, Transition from High School to University, Asia
    2021.03~2022.09.
  • Study of Admissions System as a Social Contract in the Era of Diversified University Admissions
    keyword : admission system, Social Contractg
    2020.10~2024.09.
  • Truth in Testing Law, Examiners Test Law
    keyword : Item Respomse Theory, Educational Testing Service, Truth in Testing Law, Examiners Test Law
    2020.10~2023.09.
  • Regional migration research in university entrance examination using spatial statistics
    keyword : Spatial statistics, university entrance examination, regional movement, education planning theory
    2018.05~2022.03.
  • Demography of Education
    keyword : Demography, Education Planning
    2010.12~2022.03.
  • Quantitative Approach in the Historical Sociology of University Entrance Examination
    keyword : Quantitative Analysis in the Historical Sociology, University Entrance Examination, Validity
    2005.04~2024.03.
Academic Activities
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Membership in Academic Society
  • Japan Language Testing Association
  • THE JAPAN SOCIETY FOR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND ORGANIZATION
  • Association for Institutional Research
Educational
Educational Activities
"The Science of Testing and Its History" (Liberal Arts Education at Kyoto University and Nagasaki University), "Lectures on Comparative Pedagogy: Japan-U.S. Comparison of Academic Achievement Measurement Policies" (Faculty of Education, Kyoto University), "Sociology of Education" (Faculty of Education, Nagasaki University, Kyushu Sangyo University), "Theory of Educational Administration Systems" and "Theory of Educational Principles" (both courses in the Teaching Curriculum of the Nagasaki University ), "Introduction to Lifelong Learning" (Kobe Shoin Women's University Librarian and Curator Course), "Fundamentals of Data Analysis" (Inferential Statistics) (Nagasaki University Pre-Entry Education), "Social Research" (Nagasaki Prefectural University Faculty of International Information Studies), "Social Research Seminar (Quantitative Class)" (Nagasaki University Faculty of Environmental Studies Social Researcher Course), "Liberal Arts Seminar" (Nagasaki University All Education) ), "Dissertation Writing Techniques" (Nagasaki University Pre-Entry Education), "Social Welfare Research Methods" (Seinan Gakuin University), "Invitation to Test Studies" (Kyushu University Core Education Courses), "Disciplines of Education in English" (Kyushu University Core Education Courses) Social Survey I (Exercise of Questionnaire Writing Method)" (Kyushu University Core Education Courses for Senior High School Students), "Social Statistics" (Kyushu University Core Education Courses for Senior High School Students), "Tutorial I-VIII" (Kyushu University 21st Century Program), "Japanese Sociology", "Sociology II", "Sociology II" (Kyushu Institute of Technology). Currently, at Kyushu University, I am in charge of "Introduction to Pedagogical Research" (shared), "Pedagogical Research Methods" (shared), "Educational Testing Principles", "Educational Design and Evaluation", "Measurement of Educational Behavior", "Sociology of Educational Planning", "Theory of Higher Education", "Sociological Research Methods in Education", "Special Research", and "Research on Educational Planning, Measurement, and Evaluation" at the graduate school (Department of Educational Systems, Faculty of Human and Environmental Studies), and "Introduction to Sociology of Education I and its Exercises", "Educational Evaluation Theory and Exercises, Educational Statistics and Exercises, Educational Planning Theory and Exercises, Educational Economics and Exercises, Education and Occupation Exercises, Introduction to Field Research in Education, Educational Research Methods 1 and Exercises, Educational Research Methods 2 and Exercises, Educational Information Processing and Exercises, Pedagogical Fieldwork II Exercises, Pedagogical Internship Exercises I and II, O Exercise I, II", "Oversea Fieldwork I", "Oversea Internship I", "Educational Testing Theory" in Core Education, and "Principles of Education", "Educational Society and System", "Career Guidance", "Educational Practice Guidance", "Practical Teaching Exercise", and "School Internship I, II" in Teaching Curriculum.
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