ERIC Number: EJ646410
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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A New View of Professional Development.
Northwest Teacher, v2 n2 p2-5, 16 Spr 2001
Describes lesson study, a Japanese model for intensive, school-based professional development, noting that it is a change and improvement strategy appropriate for a cutural activity such as teaching, embodying many of the principles of effective professional development. The paper discusses: putting students at the center, developing professional authority, and constructing knowledge. A sidebar presents the Japanese lesson study process. (SM)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Improvement, Teamwork
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Japan