OLYMPIADS IN INFORMATICS, 2018, Vol. 12, pp. 177 - 185
© IOI, Vilnius University

ISSN 1822-7732

DOI: 10.15388/ioi.2018.15

Current Situation of Teachers of Informatics at High Schools in Japan

Yasuichi NAKAYAMA1, Yoshiaki NAKANO2, Yasushi KUNO1, Ben Tsutom WADA3, Hiroyasu KAKUDA1, Masami HAGIYA4, Katsuhiko KAKEHI5

1The University of Electro-Communications
Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585 JAPAN
2Kobe Municipal High School of Science and Technology
3Nagano University
4The University of Tokyo
5Waseda University, currently with Tokyo Online University
e-mail: nakayama@uec.ac.jp, info@nakano.ac, y-kuno@uec.ac.jp,
{wadaben, kakuda}@acm.org, hagiya@is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp, kakehi@waseda.jp


In March 2018, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology revised the curriculum guidelines for high school, which will be applied in 2022. The subject of Informatics has been drastically changed; ‘Informatics I’ and ‘Informatics II’ have a predominantly scientifc approach. This could be problematic given that a lot of ‘temporary teachers’ and ‘teachers without a proper license’ teach Informatics, and more than half of the teachers that teach Informatics are in charge of multiple subjects. So, it may be diffcult to implement new curriculum in the dozens of prefectures that have few teachers who specialize in Informatics. We report on the problems our investigation revealed.


informatics education, elementary and secondary education, teacher license.

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