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Education and National Identity

20 April 2010, London

2010 Seminar Series by The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation in association with the Japan Society

STATES IN CHANGE: National Identity in the UK and Japan


This third seminar in the 2010 series, States in Change: National Identity in the UK and Japan, explores the impact of education on national identity and the role of the school system and ‘informal education’ in shaping national and social values. Debates on citizenship education and the teaching of history are ongoing in Britain and Japan and provide windows into both societies. Our speakers will address these themes as well as politics and education, multiculturalism and global citizenship in considering the relationship between national values, socialisation and education in the UK and Japan.


Professor Audrey Osler is Visiting Professor at Birkbeck College, University of London and the University of Leeds, where she was founding director of the Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education.

Dr Peter Cave is Lecturer in Japanese Studies at the University of Manchester.

Dr Hugh Starkey (chair) is Reader of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, where he is co-director of the International Centre for Education for Democratic Citizenship.

Tuesday 20 April, 2010, 6-8pm,
Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13 - 14 Cornwall Terrace, London NW1 4QP. Nearest tube: Baker Street

Tel:020 7486 4348

Free but booking is essential at

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation