Study at TCU


Name SONODA Iwao
Official Title Associate Professor
Affiliation Childcare social work, Consultation assistance,Childcare training
Profile In modern society, values are becoming more and more diversified, and as if in response to this, nursery teachers are required to have a higher degree of specialization. In class, I would like to cultivate solid practical skills backed by theory while always being aware of what the specialty of nursery teachers is. In particular, regarding the perspective of social work, which is the basis of practical skills, we will work to deepen our consideration by utilizing various methods such as exercises, concrete case studies, and group discussions.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. (1)Childcare social work

    Learning to pursue theory and practice about social work carried out by nursery teachers

  2. (2)Child care support

    Learning to consider various support for child-rearing families and parents in order to aim for the healthy growth of all children

  3. (3)Consultation assistance

    Learning to consider the knowledge and skills necessary for helpers to work on the living environment and aim to solve problems together with the parties concerned in response to various difficulties in life

  4. (4)Childcare training

    Learning to consider better ways to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to train caregivers

Representative Papers
  1. (1)Iwao sonoda. Yukari Ido.(2020). The Career Ladder for Child Care Workers;Self-Assessment Checks in Child Care Education Facilities. Tokyo City University Bulletin of Human Life Sciences, 11, 39 - 52.
  2. (2)Iwao Sonoda, Shinya Hayasaka, Yukari Ido. Sotoshi Watanabe,Taichi Ishizawa,Mitsuo Tsunakawa,Shingo Yano.(2017). Habitual bathing in Children`s family in Japan.Japanese Journal of Health and Research, 38, 20- 27.
  3. (3)Iwao Sonoda. (2016). A Study of Efforts to Connect University Education and Childcare Sites;Focusing on the perspective of childcare social work in daycare centers, Japan College of Social Work;Welfare management practice research, 190 -199.
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Support: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Recruitment of research assistant(s) NO
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) (1)Japan Society of Research on Early Childhood Care and Education (regular member)
(2)Japan Society for the Study for Social Welfare (regular member)
(3)Japan Society for Child and Family Welfare (regular member)
Education Field (Undergraduate level) Childcare theory,Understanding and support for children with special needs, , Child care support,Childcare