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Kayama

Misa Kayama

Post-Doctoral Associate, Gamble Skogmo
Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work,University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Master of Social Work, Illinois State University
Master of Science in Chemistry, Graduate School of Integrated Science, Yokohama City University, Japan

School of Social Work
105 Peters Hall

1404 Gortner Ave

Areas of Interest

  • School social work
  • Children with disabilities at school
  • Social work research
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Culture/diversity and international social work
  • Disability rights

Selected Publications

  1. Kayama, M. & Haight, W. (in press). The experiences of Japanese elementary-school
    children living with “developmental disabilities”: Navigating peer relationships. Qualitative
    Social Work

  2. Kayama, M. & Haight, W. (2012). Cultural sensitivity in the delivery of disability services to
    children: A case study of Japanese education and socialization. Children and Youth Services
    Review, 34, 266-275.

  3. Carter-Black, J. D., & Kayama, M. (2011). Jim Crow’s Daughters: Different Social Class –
    Different Experience with Racism. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work, 26 (2), 169-
    181

  4. Kayama, M. (2010). Parental experiences of children’s disabilities and special education in
    the U.S. and Japan: Implications for school social work. Social Work, 55(2), 117-125

Selected Presentations

  1. Kayama, M. (April, 2012). Disability in cultural context: Providing social and emotional
    support for Japanese children with “developmental disabilities” at school. Paper presented at
    the 24th National Symposium on Doctoral Research in Social Work, Ohio State University.

  2. Kayama, M. & Kiesel, L. (March, 2012). Disability and child welfare in cultural context: A
    comparative study of U.S. and Japanese children's experiences at school. Poster presented at
    the College of Education and Human Development Research Day, University of Minnesota.
    This poster was selected as the best poster in “Diversity and Globalization” category.

  3. Kayama, M & Haight, W. (February, 2012). Japanese socialization and educational practices
    for elementary school-aged children with “developmental disabilities.” Paper presented at the
    Inaugural International Research Conference, University of Minnesota.

  4. Kayama, M. (May 2011). Children’s understanding of their disabilities: Experiences
    of Japanese children with disabilities in regular classrooms. Paper presented at the 7 th
    International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.

  5. Kayama, M. (May 2011). Socialization of Japanese children with learning disabilities in
    regular classrooms. In W. L. Haight (Chair), A cultural perspective on vulnerable children
    and families: The role of stigma. Panel session presented at the 7th International Congress of
    Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois.

  6. Kayama, M. (June 2010). School social workers’ roles in special education in the U.S. and
    Japan. Poster session presented at the 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Welfare and
    Social Development, Hong-Kong, China

  7. Kayama, M. (2010). Parental experiences of children’s disabilities and special education in
    the U.S. and Japan: Implications for school social work. Social Work, 55(2), 117-125