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Theory and practice of Chinese lesson study and its adaption in other countries

Theory and practice of Chinese lesson study and its adaption in other countries

This ebook addresses two major themes: (1) Theorizing CLS and (2) Adapting CLS in other countries, which are elaborated below. Theorizing Chinese Lesson Study (CLS): Five of the eight articles contribute to theorizing CLS from multiple perspectives. From the cultural perspective, it explains the legitimacy of the core characteristics of CLS (e.g., public lesson, repeated teaching, learning from examples and learning from collective inquiry). From the perspective of community of practice, the hierarchical promotion system and teaching research system provide the major sustainable mechanisms for teacher participation in CLS. From the educational leadership perspective, teaching research specialists and subject leaders who have grown through the promotion system serve as knowledgeable others to facilitate CLS system wide. Finally, a promising way of developing lesson study by combining CLS and Learning study has been suggested.

Adapting Chinese Lesson Study (CLS): Three articles in this ebook investigate how CLS could be adapted in different countries by appropriately dealing with cultural transposition and adapting specific tools needed. The studies show some alternative ways for addressing cultural conflicts, lack of leadership and knowledgeable others when adapting CLS in other educational systems.


Chinese lesson study, learning study and keys to learning ,Chinese lesson study: a deliberate practice, a research methodology, and an improvement science ,Cultural transposition of Chinese lesson study to Italy: an exploratory study on fractions in a fourth-grade classroom,From Shanghai to Tennessee: developing instructional leadership through Teacher Peer Excellence Groups,Improving core instructional practice in mathematics teaching through lesson study ,Learning from the masters: Shanghai’s teacher-expertise infusion system,Perceived professional knowledge and competence of mathematics specialists and its development in China,School-based teaching research and lesson-case study in mediating the second-cycle curriculum reform in Shanghai,Theorizing Chinese lesson study from a cultural perspective

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