CCSR Hosts Guests from Reitaku University for 2013 Kevin Ryan Symposium

in CCSR, Symposium
October 8th, 2013

We are pleased to report that the relationship between Reitaku University, Japan and Boston University’s Center for Character and Social Responsibility will now continue beyond the publication of Happiness and Virtue Beyond East and West. This September 24 – 26, 2013, we were reunited to collaborate on developing a cross-cultural understanding of the power of service learning for educators.

At the School of Education Symposium on September 26th, President of Reitaku University, Osamu Nakayama, along with Professor Shujiro Mizuno, Professor Peter Luff and Reitaku University alumnus, Norikazu Furukama presented their insights about anticipated challenges as they expand their emphasis on refining the character and moral decisions of students. Professor Steve Ellenwood, faculty director of the Boston University’s SED Center for Character and Social Responsibility, outlined the School of Education’s vision to incorporate a three-component service learning requirement for all undergraduates. This was followed by respondents, Professor Phillip Tate and Professor Joel Scott, who synthesized the perspectives of American education with their knowledge of Japanese education to our diverse audience of students and educators in both the K – 12 sector and higher education.

Below are photos from the Symposium.