Study on the education support network for foreign students utilizing multi-lingual DAISY textbooks

Project Leader: OZAWA, Wataru (College of Social Sciences Professor )span: 2011/04 - 2021/03

DAISY, Digital Accessible Information System is the international standard for digital text, which was invented to help the disabled person, especially dyslexic people. DAISY Consortium is in charge of popularizing this useful tool all over the world.
We are challenging to apply DAISY as an education tool to support the foreign student. Our aim is to develop the support network for them so that they can learn Japanese more easily and their own language at the same time.


Project members


Selective Papers

  • W.Ozawa “Possibility of Multi-lingual DAISY text: developing the education support network for foreign people in Japan”, 20th Anniversary publication Kyoto YWCA-APT: Toward the Multi-cultural society in Japan, Kyoto YWCA-APT, 2011 pp.58-62 (in Japanese)
  • W.Ozawa“ ‘Foreign Citizens’and Public Sphere in Japan”, Ritsumeikasansh Ronshu,Vol45-3, 2009, pp.43-52
  • W. Ozawa“How to collaborate between Univ. and NGO to empower the Youth : A Challenge depending on the Data of Comparative Study on Volunteering Culture between Japan, Korea and Canada”, The 6th ISTR Asian Pacific Regional Conference Proceeding(第6回国際第3部門学会亜洲太平洋区域年会論文集),13 pages, November 2009

Presentation at International symposium

  • W. Ozawa “Support network for foreign students’ education by DAISY”, International Daisy Congress ‘Digital Books, Inclusion and the Market: New production perspectives’, in Sao Paulo, Novemver 2011

Grants and Supports

  • “Action research for building the education support network for foreign students in Japan” funded by Grants-in-Aid for scientific research of MEXT (2011-2013)







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