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ERIC Number: EJ1071412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1946-2077
Making International Experiences Accessible to In-Service Teachers through East Meets West Program
An, Shuhua; Wu, Zhonghe
Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, v11 p99-116 2015
The goal of this study was to examine the impact of the integration of global experiences on in-service teachers' international perspectives in mathematics classroom teaching through offering a graduate course "Global Perspectives in Mathematics Teaching" in the form of the East Meets West Program. This program engages teachers in an interactive faceto-face learning process in a dual language immersion setting. The opportunity of learning effective teaching strategies from Chinese top-ranked mathematics teachers and applying these strategies in teaching mathematics by working with a group of Chinese and US children in the East Meets West Program has benefited classroom teachers in various ways. The results of the study show that observing Chinese teachers' mathematics lessons, doing the case study on student learning, and observing and discussing the US colleagues' mathematics lessons highly have benefited them as classroom teachers.
AERA SIG: Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research. Tel: 323-343-4393; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; China
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A