During the years spent writing this book, I have become indebted to many individuals. Above all, I am grateful to Robert Cowen at the Institute of Education, University of London, for his continuous support regarding every aspect of my research. His warm encouragement and insight into Japanese education and culture have guided me successfully throughout this long, often difficult, work.
My thanks also go to Roy Gardner, especially for his advice on where to begin researching development education in England.
I am also grateful to Audrey Osler, Scott Sinclair, Kazunori Akaishi, Akira Nakano, Kazuko Otsu, Yasuhiro Shigeta, Yuji Yamanishi, Kaori Usui, and Shinichiro Yoshida for their valuable suggestions on this study and assistance in getting access to Development Educators. Of Yoshika Umabe, special mention must be made. From piles of files, she found old and crucial documents on development education in Japan.
I also wish to thank teachers who generously spared their time for interviews and offered me documents on their practice and schools.
To Chris Mau and Vicky Brudal, I express my gratitude. They spent hours and hours carefully reading the manuscripts and making suggestions and corrections.
My greatest debt is to my family. They were always encouraging me to complete this study.
Finally, I would like to thank Taylor and Francis for letting me use articles I have published in their journals. However, none of the chapters in this book are in their original form.
Chapters 2, 3, 4 and 5 are revised and expanded versions of “Teaching about