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ERIC Number: EJ930599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Elementary Teachers' Thinking about a Good Mathematics Lesson
Li, Yeping
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v9 n4 p949-973 Aug 2011
In an effort to gain a better understanding of Chinese classroom teaching culture, this study aimed to examine elementary teachers' views about a good mathematics lesson in China. Through analyzing 57 teachers' essays collected from 7 elementary schools in 2 provinces, it is found that Chinese teachers emphasized the most about students and their learning in their descriptions of a good mathematics lesson. However, in describing what it takes to develop a good mathematics lesson, they thought more about teachers and their knowing and understanding of textbooks than about students. The results revealed a picture of Chinese teachers' thinking about a good mathematics lesson that is different from what has been reported about US teachers' views. The findings suggest that examining teachers' thinking about good teaching is valuable for understanding cross-cultural differences in mathematics classroom instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China