Eisuke Saito


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Eisuke Saito is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. Before starting to work for Monash University in Jan 2016, Eisuke, originally from Japan, used to serve as a consultant on educational development in various Asian countries, such as Bangladesh, Indonesia and Vietnam from 2001 to 2008 and as a faculty member for National Institute of Education, Singapore from 2008 to 2015. Thus Eisuke has a range of experiences in both practice and research.  Eisuke has experiences in both research and consultancy on primary and secondary schools, teacher education at the university level, adult basic literacy education, and special needs schools in those countries.

Eisuke sees schools as policy-making unit, particularly about their reform processes. Eisuke worked for promoting lesson study for learning community (LSLC) in Indonesia and Vietnam since 2004 and 2006, respectively, and still has been working with teachers in Vietnam to further promote school reform based on LSLC. Eisuke is also engaged in research into collaborative learning, professional development and learning of teachers,identity of teachers and social justice issues in education.


  • school reform
  • lesson study for leanring community
  • professional development
  • social justice

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Projects 2018 2018

Research Output 2006 2019

Culturally relevant pedagogy: developing principles of description and analysis

Lim, L., Tan, M. & Saito, E., Jan 2019, In : Teaching and Teacher Education. 77, 2019, p. 43-52 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Paved with nostalgia? Issues of educational policies and governance in Japan

Saito, E., 2019, Asia Pacific Education: Leadership, Governance, and Administration. Fernandes, V. & Chan, P. W. K. (eds.). 1st ed. Charlotte NC USA: Information Age Publishing, p. 127-137 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

The “teacher as a colony”: Cambodian cases of fabrication and self-empowerment

Ogisu, T. & Saito, E., 2019, Transformation and Empowerment through Education: Reconstructing our Relationship with Education. Chowdhury, R. (ed.). 1st ed. Abingdon UK: Routledge, p. 232-251 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review