Current Situations and Issues of the Local Government-led Learning Support Projects in Remote Island
- Other Title
- A Case Study of “Nakayoshi-juku” in Kitadaito Village
This paper aims to clarify current situations and issues of the local government-led learning support project in remote islands. Many local governments in remote islands provide out-of-school learning support. Especially, “Nakayoshi-juku” in Kitadaito Village, Okinawa Prefecture is recognized as “a learning support center” to solve regional education issues. And “Nakayoshi-juku” plays a part in public education in Kitadaito Village. Learning support projects are made possible by the variety of resources available. But, from a system perspective, issues of the learning support projects are securing financial resources and teachers and establishing evaluation methods. From a practice perspective, issues are building relationship with a school and creating an environment where children can learn with peace of mind. We need to continue to solve these issues and to consider ways to provide out-of-school education sustainably in remote islands from both perspective a system and a practice.
- Journal of Regional Science for Islands
Journal of Regional Science for Islands 1 (0), 21-40, 2020
Research Institute for Islands and Sustainability, University of the Ryukyus