Problems and Advantages of Children with Filipino Parents in Their School Lives in the Philippines and in Japan: Through Their Experiences in Both Countries


The paper focuses on the problems in primary and secondary education of children with Filipino parents in Japan. The number of these children who are studying at schools at the elementary and secondary education levels in Japan has been increasing. Some measures regarding the education of new-comer foreign children have been implemented however they themselves, their parents and the teachers in their schools still confront and handle various problems. The children with Filipino parents, especially those who moved to Japan from the Philippines, also confront the problems like language problem, relationship with schoolmates and teachers and academic achievement. There are also some children who moved to the Philippines after studying in Japan and have difficulties in their studies in the Philippines. On the other hand they also recognize that they have some advantages of studying in each country. In the paper the author will clarify where the children feel difficulties and enjoyments in their school lives and studies in the Philippines and in Japan, what they regard as advantages of studying in each country and what they desire and what kind of support they need in school education in Japan through the interviews and workshops with the children who are now experiencing or have experienced school education both in the Philippines and in Japan because of the transnational move between two countries. The author also will discuss what kind of viewpoint is needed for solving the problems in the education of children with Filipino parents in Japan.

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Kimi Yamoto, Osaka University, Japan

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Conference: ACE2013
Stream: Education

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