MAKI Takayoshi

Associate Professor

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Hiroshima University
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Major Professional Backgrounds

  • Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Education, Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC2) (2006-2008)
  • Office of the Education Council, Ministry of Education, Kingdom of Thailand, Visiting Researcher (2006-2007)
  • Kumamoto University, Graduate School of Social and Cultural Sciences, instructional systems, Research Fellow (2008-2010)
  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Education, Education and Research Support Staff (2010-2011)
  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Education, Assistant Professor (2011-2012)
  • Beppu University, Lecturer (2012-2014)
  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Associate Professor (2014-2020)
  • Mae Fah Luang University, School of Social Innovation, Visiting Scholar (2019)

Please refer to the following link for more research achievements. Takayoshi Maki (

Research Areas and Themes

  1. Issues related to education and development in Thailand
  2. International Comparative Study of Teacher Educators
  3. Teacher Education Reform in Thailand

His research interests are in the image of a desirable teacher, types of qualities and abilities (competencies) teachers should have, and types of systems and measures necessary to develop such teachers. Since his third year as an undergraduate, he has been only researching Thailand. However, recently, his interest has been expanding to other countries such as Myanmar, Cambodia, Malawi, and Zambia, where the students in his laboratory originate and where they work. However, he cannot conduct full-fledged research unless he masters the local language. He is also researching the educational disparity and efforts to correct the disparities in Thailand, transplantation of the National Institute of Technology education model (KOSEN) to Thailand, and a university established by an overseas Chinese foundation in Thailand. Recently, he began to research the identity and professional development of teacher educators in Southeast Asian and African countries with his peers.

Research Areas and Themes of the Students

The name of his laboratory is human resource development for education. He welcomes a variety of research on human resources that support education. The students he supervises engage in research on teachers, teacher educators, school administrators, and university staff. 


The main research topics of the supervising students are as follows:
Master’s thesis = M
Doctoral dissertation = D

  • Technology Professional Development for Teacher Educators in Malawi [D]
  • Peacebuilding through education: Network of Israeli-Palestinian collaborative NGOs [D]
  • Quality of Outstanding Primary School Principals in Cambodia: Awarding System and Life Stories [M]
  • Research Engagement of Teacher Educators: Comparing the Extreme Cases of Education Colleges in Myanmar [M]
  • A Study on Teacher Commitment of Primary School in Cambodia: Focusing on Physical Education Practice [M]

Message to Prospective Students

We welcome those who are strongly motivated by the idea that “research is my daily meal.