ERIC Number: ED308070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics Teaching in Japanese Elementary and Secondary Schools--A Report of the ICTM Japan Mathematics Delegation (1988).
Becker, Jerry P., Ed.
A delegation of 22 mathematics educators sponsored by the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics visited Japan September 23-October 11, 1988. The group included teachers from elementary through university levels. The group visited 16 schools, 2 teacher training colleges, a scientific university, and 2 juku schools in the four major population centers of Tsukuba, Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka. Visits also included bookstores, factories, and cultural sites. School visits included briefing, classroom visits, and discussions with teachers. Similarities and differences between Japanese and American societies and education are identified. The Japanese mathematics curriculum content for grades 1 through 12 is described. Other topics included are Japanese educational change, uses of technology, and implications for mathematics teaching in the United States. Four tables and 22 references are included. (DC)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Educational Philosophy, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Secondary School Mathematics, Student Motivation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Carbondale.
Identifiers - Location: Japan