Oct 18, 2013

Teachers logged 95.5 hours OT in October 2012

Teachers at elementary and secondary schools averaged of 95½ hours of overtime last October, up 10 hours from a decade earlier, a teachers’ union survey said Thursday. The poll by the All Japan Teachers and Staff Union, known as Zenkyo, covered teachers with regular ...

Aug 27, 2013

Safety education for prospective teachers to be boosted

The education ministry will strengthen safety education at universities with teacher-training courses in order to raise awareness of disaster response and crime prevention among students aiming to be teachers, according to sources. In its budget request for fiscal 2014, the ministry plans to include ...

Aug 10, 2013

Poll: 6,721 teachers hit pupils last year

The 2012 academic year saw 6,721 teachers at 4,152 schools nationwide use corporal punishment on 14,208 students, 20 percent of whom suffered some form of injury, an education ministry survey shows. Earlier this year, and for the first time, the ministry ordered a comprehensive ...

Jan 23, 2013

Teachers retire to dodge benefit cut

Twenty-five teachers in Saga Prefecture retired by the end of December, three months earlier than scheduled, before the prefectural government cut their retirement allowance on Jan. 1, board of education officials said Wednesday. The teachers, as well as 11 school officials, quit before the ...