• Yuto Kitamura

    Professor, Graduate School of Education

Yuto Kitamura is an Associate Professor at Associate Professor at Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo. He graduated from Keio University and received his M.A. and Ph.D., both in education, from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He had worked at Education Sector of UNESCO in Paris as an Assistant Education Specialist and taught as an Associate Professor at Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University and Department of Education, Faculty of Human Sciences, Sophia University. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the George Washington University, a visiting professor at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, and has been a member of international advisory board at the Master of Education Program at Royal University of Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

Research Fields

He is specialized in comparative education and educational development studies. He has conducted his research extensively on education policy in developing countries, particularly in South and Southeast Asia. He has been focusing on Cambodia and Lao PDR in recent years and conducting several research projects including a student tracer study in basic education, a teacher training study and a study on the development of higher education. His recent publication includes: The Political Economy of Educational Reforms and Capacity Development in Southeast Asia: Cases of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam (co-editor, Springer, 2009).