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Rappleye, Jeremy; Komatsu, Hikaru – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2017
Lesson Study is a Japanese approach to teacher development borrowed by American researchers in the late 1990s seeking to break from top-down, "best practice" approaches. Two decades later, Lesson Study has gained a strong foothold in American policy circles. Seeking to contribute to the growing research base, this article looks deeper…
Descriptors: Lesson Plans, Foreign Countries, Best Practices, Meta Analysis
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Edwards, D. Brent, Jr. – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2010
Democratization of decision-making processes and increased local involvement are mentioned regularly as desirable ways to proceed in education policy reform. Nevertheless, the limited publications examining reforms for more democratic organization of school districts have tended to focus on isolated examples and very specific aspects of that…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Decision Making