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Ibaraki education plan (summary version)

Basic Objectives

Aiming for an educational prefecture where everyone shines

photo To establish a system in which society as a whole protects and raises children, with schools, families, and communities fully playing their roles.
In infancy, when children cultivate the permanent basis of their personality, we focus on educating children to be independent and autonomous and to be able to live actively and energetically, with compassion and kindness, through strict discipline in the home, etc. Based on these ideals, we raise children who can maintain an optimal balance between solid academic ability, a lively mind, and a sound body.


What is the Ibaraki Education Plan?
The key policy for operating the educational administration of this prefecture.


The Ibaraki Prefectural Board of Education has created its new 5-year Ibaraki Education Plan for FY2016 - FY2020, aiming at putting our educational objectives into tangible form, taking into account the educational problems we are currently facing.



  • To develop the ability and aptitude of each student and cultivate a rich sense of humanity.
  • To promote the development of a strong body and an energetic spirit.
  • To instill in students a sense of cooperation and community.


The Four Basic Policies

Basic Policy 1

That society as a whole should take part in developing children’s independence and autonomy

Main actions

In the awareness of the deterioration of the educational capability of families and communities, the main actors in education, such as schools, families, and communities, should cooperate to enhance their educational capabilities and to protect and raise children. Through these activities, we develop children’s independence, autonomy, and awareness of social norms, as well as giving them the skills needed to live and prosper in human society. photo


Basic Policy 2

Acquisition of solid academic abilities and the development of skills to make the most of such abilities

Main actions

To permit children to live vigorously in our drastically changing society, all schools, regardless of type (national, public, or private), should make children acquire solid academic abilities and develop the skills needed to make the most of these abilities: for example, the ability to understand the community’s situation adequately, act with initiative in global society, and carry forward leading-edge science and technology. These include fundamental knowledge and skills required on the part of personnel who will lead the future of Japan and the world, and the capacity to discover and solve challenges by themselves. photo


Basic Policy 3

Promotion of lifelong learning, and taking part in cultural, artistic, and sports activities

Main actions

We are developing an environment in which people can learn and enjoy sports throughout their lifetime. Based on the cultural development ordinance, we also promote comprehensive cultural development to enable the prefecture’s residents lead a spiritually rewarding life. We encourage fitness training, dietary education, and health education on cancer and so on, to contribute to general health so that people can remain active throughout their life. We also improve people’s athletic competitiveness and promote sports events, taking our cue from the 74th National Athletic Meet in 2019, named “Ikiiki Ibaraki Yume Kokutai,” and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. photo


Basic Policy 4

Development of an educational environment in which everyone can learn in the best possible setting

Main actions

We promote the development of well-designed schools that can respond to unfolding challenges, such as the declining birth rate. We train responsible and suitable teachers, promote education in information and communications technology, respond to children’s behavioral problems, and secure the safety of children. We also encourage special education that aims to support the independence and social participation of children with disabilities, secure opportunities for learning for all children, regardless of their family's economic situation, and advance human rights education. We encourage the provision of financial aid to private educational institutions to maintain and improve the educational conditions at private schools and to reduce the economic burden on guardians, as well as encouraging high-quality education in private schools based on each school’s motto. photo


Education Policy Section of the Education Agency, Ibaraki Prefecture (22F of the prefectural government building): 978-6 Kasahara-cho, Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan 310-8588
Tel:029-301-5143     Fax:029-301-5159
E-mail kyoikuseisaku@pref.ibaraki.lg.jp


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