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The Teaching Gap

Author : James W. Stigler
ISBN : 9781439143131
Genre : Education
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A revised edition of a popular resource builds on the authors' findings that key problems in teaching methods are causing America to lag behind international academic standards, outlining a program for administrators, instructors, and parents that incorporates solutions based on current research. Reprint.

Learning Gap

Author : Harold Stevenson
ISBN : 9780671880767
Genre : Education
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Compares United States elementary education practices with those in Asia and comes to some surprising conclusions.

Mathematics Classrooms In Twelve Countries

Author : David Clarke
ISBN : 9789077874950
Genre : Education
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This book reports the accounts of researchers investigating the eighth grade mathematics classrooms of teachers in Australia, China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea, The Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden and the USA. This combination of countries gives good representation to different European and Asian educational traditions, affluent and less affluent school systems, and mono-cultural and multi-cultural societies. Researchers within each local group focused their analyses on those aspects of practice and meaning most closely aligned with the concerns of the local school system and the theoretical orientation of the researchers. Within any particular educational system, the possibilities for experimentation and innovation are limited by more than just methodological and ethical considerations: they are limited by our capacity to conceive possible alternatives. They are also limited by our assumptions regarding acceptable practice. These assumptions are the result of a long local history of educational practice, in which every development was a response to emergent local need and reflective of changing local values. Well-entrenched practices sublimate this history of development. The Learner's Perspective Study is guided by a belief that we need to learn from each other. The resulting chapters offer deeply situated insights into the practices of mathematics classrooms in twelve countries: an insider's perspective. The Project The Learner's Perspective Study aims to juxtapose the observable practices of the classroom and the meanings attributed to those practices by classroom participants. The LPS research design documents sequences of at least ten lessons, using three video cameras, supplemented by the reconstructive accounts of classroom participants obtained in post-lesson video-stimulated interviews, and by test and questionnaire data, and copies of student written material. In each participating country, data generation focuses on the classrooms of three teachers, identified by the local mathematics education community as competent, and situated in demographically different school communities within the one major city. The large body of complex data supports both the characterisation of practice in the classrooms of competent teachers and the development of theory.

Closing The Teaching Gap

Author : Donald B. Bartalo
ISBN : 9781452217093
Genre : Education
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This book features a clear how-to process for bridging the teaching gap between the kinds of teaching needed for the 21st century and that which is found in most schools.

Redesigning Special Education Teacher Preparation

Author : Jennifer L. Goeke
ISBN : 9781315518435
Genre : Education
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Redesigning Special Education Teacher Preparation describes both challenges and possible solutions to redesigning and restructuring high-incidence teacher preparation programs so graduates will meet the Highly Qualified Teacher requirements and be prepared to teach students with high-incidence disabilities. This powerful new text discusses many possible reforms, including field-based teacher preparation, a focus on evidence-based core practices and teacher moves, collaboration with K–12 school-based partners as teacher educators, interdisciplinary collaboration across university faculty, and a grounding in current expectations for high-stakes accountability and program evaluation.

The Teacher Wars

Author : Dana Goldstein
ISBN : 9780345803627
Genre : Education
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"A brilliant young scholar's history of 175 years of teaching in America shows that teachers have always borne the brunt of shifting, often impossible expectations. In other nations, public schools are one thread in a quilt that includes free universal child care, health care, and job training. Here, schools are the whole cloth. Today we look around the world at countries like Finland and South Korea, whose students consistently outscore Americans on standardized tests, and wonder what we are doing wrong. Dana Goldstein first asks the often-forgotten question: "How did we get here?" She argues that we must take the historical perspective, understanding the political and cultural baggage that is tied to teaching, if we have any hope of positive change. In her lively, character-driven history of public teaching, Goldstein guides us through American education's many passages, including the feminization of teaching in the 1800s and the fateful growth of unions, and shows that the battles fought over nearly two centuries echo the very dilemmas we cope with today. Goldstein shows that recent innovations like Teach for America, merit pay, and teacher evaluation via student testing are actually as old as public schools themselves. Goldstein argues that long-festering ambivalence about teachers--are they civil servants or academic professionals?--and unrealistic expectations that the schools alone should compensate for poverty's ills have driven the most ambitious people from becoming teachers and sticking with it. In America's past, and in local innovations that promote the professionalization of the teaching corps, Goldstein finds answers to an age-old problem"--

Out Of The Labyrinth

Author : Robert Kaplan
ISBN : 9781608198894
Genre : Mathematics
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"In this sparkling narrative, mathematics is indeed set free.†? -Michael Shermer Who hasn't feared the math Minotaur in its labyrinth of abstractions? The subject can seem convoluted and forbidding. Yet to do mathematics is to wrestle with "accessible mysteries†?-and Out of the Labyrinth shows how exhilarating the challenge can be. Robert and Ellen Kaplan are founders of the Math Circle, a pioneering learning program begun at Harvard in 1994 and now spreading around the world. In their classrooms students ages six to sixty have discovered mathematics as the highest form of intellectual play, while exploring topics that range from Roman numerals to quantum mechanics. The Kaplans reveal the secrets of their highly successful approach, leading readers out of the labyrinth and into the joyous embrace of mathematics. Stocked with puzzles, colorful anecdotes, and insights from the authors' own teaching experience, Out of the Labyrinth is both an engaging and practical guide for parents and educators, and a treasure chest of mathematical discoveries. For any reader who has felt the excitement of mathematical discovery-or tried to convey it to someone else-this volume will be a delightful and valued companion.

Closing The Teaching Gap

Author : Donald B. Bartalo
ISBN : 9781452217093
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This book features a clear how-to process for bridging the teaching gap between the kinds of teaching needed for the 21st century and that which is found in most schools.

On Evaluating Curricular Effectiveness

Author : Committee for a Review of the Evaluation Data on the Effectiveness of NSF-Supported and Commercially Generated Mathematics Curriculum Materials
ISBN : 9780309092425
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This book reviews the evaluation research literature that has accumulated around 19 K-12 mathematics curricula and breaks new ground in framing an ambitious and rigorous approach to curriculum evaluation that has relevance beyond mathematics. The committee that produced this book consisted of mathematicians, mathematics educators, and methodologists who began with the following charge: Evaluate the quality of the evaluations of the thirteen National Science Foundation (NSF)-supported and six commercially generated mathematics curriculum materials; Determine whether the available data are sufficient for evaluating the efficacy of these materials, and if not; Develop recommendations about the design of a project that could result in the generation of more reliable and valid data for evaluating such materials. The committee collected, reviewed, and classified almost 700 studies, solicited expert testimony during two workshops, developed an evaluation framework, established dimensions/criteria for three methodologies (content analyses, comparative studies, and case studies), drew conclusions on the corpus of studies, and made recommendations for future research.

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Author : Julia John
ISBN : 9783638285896
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Rezension / Literaturbericht aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Pädagogik - Schulpädagogik, Note: 1, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Institut für Allgemeine Erziehungswissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Unterrichtsqualität im internationalen Vergleich, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: James Stigler und James Hiebert behandeln in ihrem Werk „The teaching gap; Best ideas from the World ́s Teachers for improving Education in the Classroom” sehr eindrücklich das Bildungsproblem in den USA. Internationale Schülerbewertungstests in den neunziger Jahren ergaben, dass amerikanische Schüler im internationalen Vergleich verhältnismäßig schlecht abschnitten. Das Bildungssystem war seitdem unzähligen Reformversuchen ausgesetzt, die jedoch kaum Erfolge zu verzeichnen hatten. 1998 wurden unter der Regierung Bill Clintons Reformversuche diskutiert, die eine Verringerung der Klassengrößen, eine größere Freiheit bei der Schulwahl, bessere Ausstattung der Lehrinstitute sowie Zusatzengagements und eine Umstrukturierung des Schulmanagements beinhalteten. Alle durchgeführten Reformen erreichten aber nicht ihr Ziel, den Lernerfolg der Schüler zu verbessern. Stigler und Hiebert vermuten, dass die Reformversuche deshalb zum Scheitern verurteilt waren, weil sie sich im wesentlichen nur auf äußere Faktoren beschränkten und die Qualität des Lehrens außer acht ließen. Sigler und Hieber berufen sich auf Bruner (1996), wenn sie empfehlen sich mehr auf diesen Faktor zu konzentrieren, da alle weitern Faktoren, die das Lernen der Schüler maßgeblich beeinflussen, wie zum Beispiel der soziale Hintergrund einzelner Schüler sowie die Gemeinderessourcen etc. außerhalb des Einflussbereichs der Institutionen liegen. Die TIMSS-Studie bot daraufhin die Möglichkeit die Bildungssysteme drei führender Wirtschaftsnationen nämlich Japan, Deutschland und USA in einer Videostudie zu untersuchen. Japan lag bei vorherigen Untersuchungen immer an der Spitze, während Deutschland sich bisher kaum an derartigen Vergleichsstudien beteiligt hatte. Besonders gut eignete sich eine Videostudie für diese Art von Untersuchung. Die Forscher interessierte vor allem welche Methoden die Lehrer verwenden, wie gut Reformversuchein den betroffenen Ländern angenommen und umgesetzte werden und welche Unterschiede es zwischen den einzelnen Nationen gibt. Außerdem konzentrierte man sich darauf herauszufinden, was genau im amerikanischen Klassenzimmer geschieht.

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