Japanese lesson study in mathematics: Its impact, diversity and potential for educational improvement

Masami Isoda, Max Stephens, Yutaka Ohara, Takeshi Miyakawa

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Abstract

In Before It’s Too Late: A Report to the Nation from the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century (2000) in the US, the authors quote from James Stigler’s conclusions from various videotape research studies of mathematics teaching: "The key to long-term improvement [in teaching] is to figure out how to generate, accumulate, and share professional knowledge". Japanese Lesson Study has proved to be one successful means. This book supports the growing movement of lesson study to improve the quality of mathematics education from the original viewpoints of Japanese educators who have been engaging in lesson study in mathematics for professional development and curriculum implementation. This book also illustrates several projects related to lesson study in other countries.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages251
ISBN (Electronic)9789812707475
ISBN (Print)9812705449, 9789812704535
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Isoda, M., Stephens, M., Ohara, Y., & Miyakawa, T. (2007). Japanese lesson study in mathematics: Its impact, diversity and potential for educational improvement. World Scientific Publishing Co. https://doi.org/10.1142/6339