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Hiebert, James; Stigler, James W. – Educational Researcher, 2017
We examine the distinction between teaching and teachers as it relates to instructional improvement. Drawing from work outside of education on improvement systems and from analyzing the Japanese system of lesson study, we contend that a focus on teaching can shape a coordinated system for improvement whereas a focus on teachers, common in the…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Lesson Plans
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Liu, Sheng-nan; Feng, Da-ming – Cogent Education, 2015
Educational borrowing may cause numerous dilemmas that emerge from cross-cultural differences among teachers in the globalization. Through the case study on the flipped classroom introduced from the United States into Chinese middle schools, this article presents an examination of dilemmas that teachers encountered during educational borrowing in…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Asians, Middle School Teachers, Technology Transfer