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ERIC Number: EJ902108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 41
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8251
Are There Any Places that Students Use Their Heads? Principles of High-Quality Japanese Mathematics Instruction
Corey, Douglas L.; Peterson, Blake E.; Lewis, Benjamin Merrill; Bukarau, Jared
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education, v41 n5 p438-478 Nov 2010
Previous research gives evidence that Japanese mathematics teachers "may have a more detailed and widely shared theory about how to teach effectively" when compared to their U.S. counterparts (Jacobs & Morita, 2002). This study explores the conceptions and cultural scripts of a group of Japanese mathematics teachers by analyzing the conversations between cooperating teachers and student teachers. It describes 6 principles of high-quality instruction that arose in at least half the conversations we analyzed. Each of these principles is examined in detail. Finally, some advantages of having a strong, shared conception of high-quality instruction and focusing on widely applicable instructional principles are presented. (Contains 1 footnote, 2 tables, and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan