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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.

The Teaching Gap

Author : James W. Stigler
ISBN : 9781416586388
Genre : Education
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Comparing math teaching practices in Japan and Germany with those in the United States, two leading researchers offer a surprising new view of teaching and a bold action plan for improving education inside the American classroom. For years our schools and children have lagged behind international standards in reading, arithmetic, and most other areas of academic achievement. It is no secret that American schools are in dire need of improvement, and that education has become our nation's number-one priority. But even though almost every state in the country is working to develop higher standards for what students should be learning, along with the means for assessing their progress, the quick-fix solutions implemented so far haven't had a noticeable impact. The problem, as James Stigler and James Hiebert explain, is that most efforts to improve education fail because they simply don't have any impact on the quality of teaching inside classrooms. Teaching, they argue, is cultural. American teachers aren't incompetent, but the methods they use are severely limited, and American teaching has no system in place for getting better. It is teaching, not teachers, that must be changed. In The Teaching Gap, the authors draw on the conclusions of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) -- an innovative new study of teaching in several cultures -- to refocus educational reform efforts. Using videotaped lessons from dozens of randomly selected eighth-grade classrooms in the United States, Japan, and Germany, the authors reveal the rich, yet unfulfilled promise of American teaching and document exactly how other countries have consistently stayed ahead of us in the rate their children learn. Our schools can be restructured as places where teachers can engage in career-long learning and classrooms can become laboratories for developing new, teaching-centered ideas. If provided the time they need during the school day for collaborative lesson study and plan building, teachers will change the way our students learn. James Stigler and James Hiebert have given us nothing less than a "best practices" for teachers -- one that offers proof that how teachers teach is far more important than increased spending, state-of-the-art facilities, mandatory homework, or special education -- and a plan for change that educators, teachers, and parents can implement together.

The Teaching Gap

Author : James W. Stigler
ISBN : 0684852748
Genre : Education
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Discusses ways to improve the American educational system, arguing that the art of teaching is far more important than increased spending

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.

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.

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"--

Teaching School Mathematics Algebra

Author : Hung-Hsi Wu
ISBN : 9781470427214
Genre : Algebra
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This is a systematic exposition of introductory school algebra written specifically for Common Core era teachers. The emphasis of the exposition is to give a mathematically correct treatment of introductory algebra. For example, it explains the proper use of symbols, why “variable” is not a mathematical concept, what an equation is, what equation-solving means, how to define the slope of a line correctly, why the graph of a linear equation in two variables is a straight line, why every straight line is the graph of a linear equation in two variables, how to use the shape of the graph of a quadratic function as a guide for the study of quadratic functions, how to define a parabola correctly, why the graph of a quadratic function is a parabola, why all parabolas are similar, etc. This exposition of algebra makes full use of the geometric concepts of congruence and similarity, and it justifies why the Common Core Standards on algebra are written the way they are.

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.

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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.

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.

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