Applicant: Aomi Kuwayama
Grant Amount: ¥150,000
The purpose of this research is to compare educational inequality between urban and rural areas of the Philippines. This research will be a part of my senior thesis and a basis for my master’s thesis about Japan-Philippine’s comparison of education in urban poor. I will conduct this research in following three places: Metro Manila, Iloilo City, and Siquijor Island, which differ in their scales. To collect the sources, I am going to stay these three places and conduct the interview with teachers, NGO workers, and public officers. Also, if possible, I will observe schools. There are few studies about the regional difference of Philippine’s education so far; this research possibly discovers new aspects of education in the Philippines.