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ERIC Number: EJ982903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4871
Improving Teaching Does Improve Teachers: Evidence from Lesson Study
Lewis, Catherine C.; Perry, Rebecca R.; Friedkin, Shelley; Roth, Jillian R.
Journal of Teacher Education, v63 n5 p368-375 Nov-Dec 2012
The authors comment on the article by Morris and Hiebert in three ways. First, they add thoughts about why improvement efforts often focus on teachers, rather than teaching. Second, they offer evidence from U.S. lesson study research that focus on teaching can improve both students' learning and teachers' learning. Finally, they suggest that the instructional products and common assessments advocated by Hiebert and Morris are not sufficient, and that they need to be accompanied by practice-based, collegial learning in which teachers build shared knowledge and commitments for the hard work of improvement. Their research indicates that lesson study focuses on teaching, but improves teachers as well, increasing mathematical knowledge and beliefs that support instructional improvement, as well as improving student learning. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; United States