- 生涯学習・キャリア教育研究 (ISSN:18803148)
- vol.13, pp.9-21, 2017-03-31
The aim of this paper is to reveal the actual conditions of Seinendan Kousyuujo (hereinafter, referred to as Kousyuujo), which was held a total of 19 times between 1931 and 1937 at Yokuonkan, a branch of Nippon Seinenkan, for the purpose of training leaders of young men between 20 and 30. Previous studies have offered an overview of the Kousyuujo and its general development process. This paper, however, will focus on records related to Kousyuujo that were held in Nippon Seinenkan, which had not been properly verified prior to this study. Through its meticulous analysis, this study was able to reveal the two following observations. The first observation concerns a certain degree of change noted in the management or structure of each session. In the year following Shimomura Kojin's appointment as Director, the number of sessions per year increased; with the collaboration of graduate students also increasing with each session. The second observation concerns the roles that research students played at Kousyuujo, and their paths after finishing the training sessions. It was revealed that social education research students' projects were conducted in conjunction with the establishment of Kousyuujo, as part of leadership training for local community education. The following two approaches will be crucial for future research. Firstly, further and more in-depth analysis into the lives and education of students at Kousyuujo is required. Second, an analysis of the progression of Kousyuujo during and after the war, after the sessions had ended, is needed.