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Growing together-American teachers embrace the Japanese art of lesson studyDubin, J.What elements make up Lesson Study? This article gives a brief background of the lesson study process and highlights each step of the process in an example of lesson study done in Volusia County, Florida. Basic terminology, descriptions of each step of the lesson study process and teacher/administrator reactions are included.Dubin, J. (2009, Fall). Growing together-American teachers embrace the Japanese art of Lesson Study.AmericanEducator, 30-34. Retrieved fromhttp://archive.aft.org/pubs-reports/ american_educator/author.htm
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Does lesson study have a future in the U.S.?Lewis, C.Catherine Lewis, a researcher of lesson study at Mills College, highlights her experiences of being in Japan and observing the practice of lesson study being practiced. In the article, she poses and answers the following questions: (1) What are the essential features of lesson study that must be honored when lesson study is conducted in the U.S.? (2) How do educators improve instruction through lesson study? (3) What supports will be needed for lesson study in the U.S., given its educational system and culture? Each question is answered by listing key points with supported literature.Lewis, C. (2002). Does Lesson Study have a future in the United States? Journal of the Nagoya University Department of Education, 1, 1-23. Retrieved from http://www.lessonresearch.net/ nagoyalsrev.pdf
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Lesson study comes of age in North AmericaLewis, C., Perry, R., Hurd, J., & O'Connell, P.This paper describes the case of lesson study at Highlands School in the San Mateo-Foster City School District in the late 1990's. Research and ideas regarding the evolution of lesson study as seen by educators and administrators, the implementation of lesson study into a school, and a call for expansion of lesson study in the United States are provided. Viewpoints from educators and administrators are frequently quoted.Lewis, C., Perry, R., Hurd, J., & O'Connell, P. (2006). Lesson study comes of age in North America. Phi Delta Kappan, 88(4), 273-81. Retrieved from http://www.pdkintl.org/kappan/ k_v88/k0612toc.htm
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Lesson Study: Teacher-led professional development in literacy instructionHurd, J., & Liciardo-Musso, L.The paper discusses lesson study as a form of professional development to be used not only in mathematics instruction, but also in literacy instruction. It identifies the building blocks of a lesson study group, provides timelines and resources for implementing lesson study, and gives a first-hand account of the authors' experiences with each aspect of lesson study.Hurd, J., & Liciardo-Musso, L., Lesson Study: Teacher-led professional development in literacy instruction. Language Arts, v82(5), 388-95. May 2005. Copyright 2005 by the National Council of Teachers of English. Used with permission. Retrieved from http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Resources/ Journals/LA/0825-may05/LA0825Lesson.pdf
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Ideas for establishing lesson-study communitiesTakahashi, A., & Yoshida, M.What is lesson study? Why is lesson study powerful? How can you begin lesson study? A step-by-step guide of how to implement lesson study within your school. This article summarizes the process of developing lesson study locally to provide teacher-led collaboration and development within a community.Takahashi, A., & Yoshida, M. (2004). Ideas for establishing lesson study communities. Teaching Children Mathematics, 10(9), 436-443. Retrieved from http://my.nctm.org/eresources /article_summary.asp? URI=TCM2004-05-436a&from=B
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Lesson Study: The Core of Japanese Professional DevelopmentLewis, C.This paper by Catherine Lewis, presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) meetings, informs readers of the research and background of lesson study, through the authors' first-hand accounts observing the practice in Japan. While the author focuses on how lesson study functions in Japanese education, she also speaks about the relationship between the Japanese and American traditions of teaching.Lewis, C. (2000, April). Lesson Study: The core of Japanese professional development. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) meetings, New Orleans, LA. Retrieved from http://www.lessonresearch.net/aera2000.pdf
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Improving mathematics instruction through lesson study: A theoretical model and North American caseLewis, C., Perry, R., & Hurd, J.This case study, taking place in a U.S. school district, explains a theoretical model of lesson study involving four lesson study features (investigation, planning, research lesson, and reflection) and three ways that lesson study can improve instruction (by changing teachers' knowledge and beliefs, the professional community, and teaching-learning resources). A comparison between the Japanese culture and the U.S. culture of lesson study is also discussed.Lewis, C., Perry, R., & Hurd, J. (2009). Improving mathematics instruction through lesson study: A theoretical model and North American case. Journal of Math Teacher Education, 12(4), 285-304. doi: 10.1007/s10857-009-9102-7
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The Origin of Lesson Study in JapanMakinae, N.This paper, which presented at the EARCOME5 in Tokyo, clarifies the history and origin of Japanese lesson study. Introduced in the late 19th century, two types of public lessons known as "object lesson" and "criticism lesson" became very popular in teacher training. These teacher training approaches transformed into what we now know today as the practice of lesson study.Makinae, N. (2010). The Origin of Lesson Study in Japan. Paper presented at the The 5th East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education: In Search of Excellence in Mathematics Education, Tokyo.
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A Public Proving Ground for Standards-Based PracticeLewis, Catherine C.Lewis describes the many roles lesson study plays in Japan in the development and implementation of national standards, and argues that lesson study is in fact crucial to bringing standards to life.Lewis, Catherine C. (2010). "A Public Proving Ground for Standards-Based Practice." Education Week, September 15, 2010. Published on-line September 10, 2010.
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Supporting implementation of the Common Core State Standards for mathematicsSztajn, P; Marrongelle, K.; Smith, P.Gives recommendations for "large-scale, system-level implementation of professional development initiatives aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM)... [taking] into account the important role teachers will play in making the standards a reality...." It builds upon a recent NSDC report (Darling-Hammond et al., 2009), ???Professional Learning in the Learning Profession". Sztajn, P., K. Marrongelle, & P. Smith (2011). Supporting implementation of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics: Recommendations for professional development. North Carolina State University College of Education.
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