Education for IT Professionals in Professional Schools and Master's Programs: A Comparative Case Study in Japan
Haruko Ishihara, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, HI, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-73-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In Japan, there is a shortage of information technology (IT) workers, especially young and highly skilled IT professionals. Moreover, in-service training and on-the-job training for new employees has not been carried out enough recently. Hence the industries demand that master’s programs and professional schools undertake the advanced level IT education of new employees. Though in 1990s there was only master’s programs as graduate education in Japan, now there are two types graduate education systems; one is master’s programs held by universities, the other is professional graduate schools started from 2003. This poster introduces the situations of IT workers and then discusses the characteristics of IT education by comparing professional schools with master’s programs. The major finding is: the two types of schools have unique missions but there exist similarities in educational contents (e.g. practical education), and it is expected that these practical schools will play a central role in the near future.
Ishihara, H. (2009). Education for IT Professionals in Professional Schools and Master's Programs: A Comparative Case Study in Japan. In G. Siemens & C. Fulford (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2009--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 17-21). Honolulu, HI, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 21, 2019 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/31478/.
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