A meeting of experts from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology has put together a draft report calling on the National Institute for Educational Policy to consider integrating faculties and reducing enrollment capacity.It is extremely unusual to ask national universities to reduce the scale of measures in response to the decrease in teacher demand due to the declining birthrate.Universities are required to formulate a review plan by the end of 2021.
According to the Ministry of Education, the report covers a total of 11 schools, including 33 national colleges for teacher training such as Hokkaido Kyoiku University and 44 general universities with faculties for teacher training such as Hiroshima University.The draft report stated that "it is difficult to pursue functional enhancement and efficiency in the current organization and scale," and requested that the capacity be reviewed according to the demand for faculty members in each region and that cooperation with other universities be considered.
As a concrete plan
■ Consolidate subjects with a small number of hires
■ Establish a joint curriculum at multiple universities
■ Integrate with other universities
-Indicates such as.We request each university to discuss future demand in each region in consultation with local governments and to draw certain conclusions.
About 44% of the graduates of 6 schools are employed as teachers, but the number of teachers hired at public elementary and junior high schools is expected to decrease by 2016% in 2 due to the declining birthrate, while the number of teachers hired at public elementary and junior high schools was about 3,000 in FY2022. It is also predicted that the demand for teachers at public elementary and junior high schools will be halved to about 6 in 10 years.
Regarding the integration of the National University of Education and the Faculty of Education, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology prepared a report requesting reorganization in 2001, but except for the integration of the faculties of Shimane University and Tottori University, coordination between local governments did not proceed and it was not realized. ..
reference:[Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology] National Teacher Training University / Undergraduate, Graduate School, and Affiliated School Reform Experts Meeting (10th) Handouts