ERIC Number: ED535698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Abstractor: As Provided
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Studying Classroom Teaching as a Medium for Professional Development: Proceedings of a U.S.-Japan Workshop
Bass, Hyman, Ed.; Usiskin, Zalman, Ed.; Burrill, Gail, Ed.
National Academies Press
The Mathematical Sciences Education Board (MSEB) and the U.S. National Commission on Mathematics Instruction (USNCMI) took advantage of a unique opportunity to bring educators together. In August 2000, following the Ninth International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-9) in Makuhari, Japan, MSEB and USNCMI capitalized on the presence of mathematics educators in attendance from the United States and Japan by holding a two and a half-day workshop on the professional development of mathematics teachers. This workshop used the expertise of the participants from the two countries to develop a better, more flexible, and more useful understanding of the knowledge that is needed to teach well and how to help teachers to obtain this knowledge. A major focus of the workshop was to discuss teachers opportunities in both societies--using teaching practice as a medium for professional development. Another focus of the workshop addressed practice by considering the records of teaching, including videos of classroom lessons and cases describing teachers and their work. These proceedings reflect the activities and discussion of the workshop using both print and video to enable others to share in their experience.
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Faculty Development, Workshops, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Collaboration, Mathematics Instruction, Arithmetic, Numbers, Grade 6, Grade 4, Grade 3, Mathematical Concepts
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Primary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; United States