Japanese Lesson Study in Mathematics: Its Impact, Diversity and Potential for Educational Improvement by Masami Isoda | 9789812705440 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Japanese Lesson Study in Mathematics: Its Impact, Diversity and Potential for Educational Improvement

Japanese Lesson Study in Mathematics: Its Impact, Diversity and Potential for Educational Improvement

by Masami Isoda
     
 

ISBN-10: 9812705449

ISBN-13: 9789812705440

Pub. Date: 02/28/2007

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated

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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789812705440
Publisher:
World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     xiii
Introduction: to the English Translation     xv
Introduction: translated from the Japanese version     xxv
Japanese Lesson Study in Mathematics
Japanese Education and Lesson Study: An Overview
"How is Lesson Study Implemented?"   Takuya Baba     2
A Brief History of Mathematics Lesson Study in Japan
"Where did Lesson Study Begin, and How Far Has It Come?"   Masami Isoda     8
Official In-Service Teacher Training System
How is In-Service Teacher Training Conducted in Japan?   Kazuyoshi Okubo     16
Mathematics Curriculum and Way of Implementation
How Has Mathematics Education Changed in Japan?   Eizo Nagasaki     22
How Have the Goals of the Mathematics Curriculum Changed?   Eizo Nagasaki     26
How are Curriculum Standards Improved and Implemented?   Yutaka Ohara     30
How is Each School's Mathematics Curriculum Formulated and Implemented?   Shigeo Yoshikawa     36
Teaching and Assessment Based on Teaching Guides   Masao Tachibana     42
Textbooks and Teaching Guides   Takeshi Miyakawa     48
What Kinds of Teaching Materials and Aids are Used in Japan?   Hiroko Tsuji     52
What do Teachers and Teacher Trainees Think About Lesson Study?   Tadayuki Kishimoto     56
Comparisons of Features of Past International Comparative Studies
Why Have Japanese Lessons Paid Attracted Attention and What are its Features?   Hanako Senuma     60
Understanding Japanese Mathematics Lessons
How do Japanese Teachers Explain and Structuralize Their Lessons?   Yoshinori Shimizu     64
How do Japanese Teachers Evaluate Their Students in Their Lessons?   Hiroyuki Ninomiya     68
Methods and Types of Study Lessons
Preparation for Lessons
Annual Teaching Plan as a Plan for Nurturing Students: How should Annual Teaching Plans be Created to Impart Useful Skills and Creative Ways of Thinking?   Yasuhiro Hosomizu     74
Teaching Plans in which Questions Continuously Emerge: How to develop lessons in which students says, "Wow, it is really easy to calculate this way!"   Yasuhiro Hosomizu     78
Developing Creative Teaching Strategies Aimed at Imparting Diverse Ways of Thinking and Fostering Enjoyment of Learning   Kozo Tsubota     86
Unique Japanese Lesson Development - Models and Examples
The Problem-Solving Oriented Teaching Methods and Examples   Satoshi Natsusaka     92
Discussion-Oriented Teaching Methods and Examples: Discussion-Oriented Lessons for Improving Students' Expressive Skills   Hiroshi Tanaka     102
Problem-Discovery Oriented Teaching Methods and Examples: What are Problem-Discovery Oriented Lessons?   Yoshikazu Yamamoto     112
Trends of Research Topics in Japan Society of Mathematical Education
Lesson Study In Elementary Schools
What are the Features of Lesson Study Projects Conducted in Elementary School Mathematics Departments?   Tadayuki Kishimoto   Kozo Tsubota     124
How Have the Goals of Mathematics Education Changed?   Tadayuki Kishimoto   Kozo Tsubota     126
How Have Research Trends at the Japan Society of Mathematical Education National Conference Changed?   Tadayuki Kishimoto   Kozo Tsubota     128
Lesson Study in Junior High Schools
The Current Status of Lesson Study in Junior High Schools   Yutaka Oneda     130
Changes in Curriculum and Class Hours in the New National Course of Study   Yutaka Oneda     132
Research Trends at the Japan Society of Mathematical Education National Conference   Yutaka Oneda     134
Lesson Study in High Schools
Current Status of Lesson Study in High Schools   Kazuhiko Murooka     136
Changes in the High School Curriculum Based on the National Course of Study   Kazuhiko Murooka     140
Research Trends in the High School at the Japan Society of Mathematical Education (JSME) National Conference   Kazuhiko Murooka     144
Diversity and Variety of Lesson Study
Lesson Study as In-school Training   Hidenori Tanaka     150
A Study of the Class in Training Course for Teachers with Ten Years of Experiences   Takaharu Komiya     154
Ties between a University Faculty of Education and Its Attached Schools   Hideki Iwasaki     156
Curriculum Development at Attached Schools   Yutaka Oneda     162
Lesson Study: A Partnership among Education Sites, Boards of Education, and Universities   Kazuaki Shimada     166
Lesson Study Associations   Izumi Nishitani     174
Lesson Study in Teacher Education Programs: How do Students Become Teachers That Implement Lesson Study?   Masami Isoda     176
Lesson Study Project Supported by Ministry of Education Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: How to Effectively Use Computers in Class   Yasuyuki Iijima     180
International Cooperative Projects
International Comparative Classroom Research Project   Yoshinori Shimizu     184
Lesson Study in Thailand   Maitree Inprasitha     188
Lesson Study in North America   Akihiko Takahashi     194
Lesson Study for the Effective Use of Open-Ended Problems   Yoshihiko Hashimoto     198
Lesson Study in Philippines   Shizumi Shimizu      202
Lesson Study in Cambodia   Kenji Odani     206
Lesson Study in Laos   Noboru Saito     210
Lesson Study in Indonesia   Kiyoshi Koseki     214
Lesson Study in Egypt   Kazuyoshi Okubo     216
Lesson Study in Kenya   Takuya Baba     218
Lesson Study in Ghana   Minoru Yoshida     222
Lesson Study in South Africa   Katsunori Hattori     226
Lesson Study in Honduras   Eiichi Kimura     230
Appendices
"Exploring the Unfolding of a Cylinder": A 6th Grade Mathematics Lesson   Abraham Arcavi     236
"New Ways of Calculation": A 3rd Grade Mathematics Lesson   Abraham Arcavi     240

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