Northern Illinois University

Dr. Hidetada Shimizu

Research Interests

My broad research interests are in the relationships between culture, individual experience and behavior, and how these processes are acquired and manifested in both informal and formal educational settings. Currently, my research projects include: multi-vocal videographies of adolescents in Japan, Hong Kong and the United States; a longitudinal person-centered ethnography of adolescents and adults; ontological and spiritual dimensions of burakumin (a minority group in Japan) experiences and community education.