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Han, Xue; Paine, Lynn – Elementary School Journal, 2010
In this article we examine the activities of 2 public lessons prepared and conducted by a group of elementary school teachers in China. We employ the conceptual lens of deliberate practice to understand how the public lesson activities possibly contributed to improvement of the teachers' knowledge and instructional performance. We found that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Skills, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Elementary School Teachers
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Schleppenbach, Meg; Flevares, Lucia M.; Sims, Linda M.; Perry, Michelle – Elementary School Journal, 2007
The treatment of errors in mathematics classrooms has gained attention in recent years, with many researchers suggesting that errors should be used as starting points for student inquiry into mathematics. In the study reported in this article, we examined how teachers used discourse around errors to generate inquiry by looking at the treatment of…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Grade 4
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Wang, Jian; Paine, Lynn W. – Elementary School Journal, 2001
Analyzed the collaboration of a first-grade novice teacher and her mentor teacher while the novice learned to teach mathematics in China. Found that the mentor contributed to novice teacher's progress by implementing a clear, consistent focus; modeling, analyzing, and reflecting on mathematics teachers; and defining and refining the zones of the…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers
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Spodek, Bernard – Elementary School Journal, 1988
Intends to make the possible purposes of kindergarten education explicit in order to promote better conceptualization and research. History shows that the definition of appropriate kindergarten experience has changed over time. Different educational traditions lead to different conceptions of appropriate experience for kindergarten children. (RH)
Descriptors: Child Development, Church Programs, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Early Childhood Education
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Hawkins, John N.; Stites, Regie – Elementary School Journal, 1991
Provides an overview of the issues shaping efforts to reform elementary education in the People's Republic of China. China's school organization and practices invite comparison with aspects of the U.S. system of elementary education. Enduring features of Chinese elementary education are discussed. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Chinese Culture, Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Stockwell, Rhoda – Elementary School Journal, 1975
An American visitor to China describes how Mao's "three R's" of education--Moral, Intellectual, and Physical Development--are integrated into educational practice. (CS)
Descriptors: Chinese Culture, Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy, Educational Practices