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Lesson Study Research and Practice in Mathematics Education

Learning Together

  • Lynn C. Hart
  • Alice S. Alston
  • Aki Murata

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Jumping into Lesson Study: Inservice Mathematics Teacher Education

  3. Emerging Issues from Lesson Study Approaches in Prospective Mathematics Teacher Education

  4. Challenges and Promises of Unchartered Water: Lesson Study and Institutes of Higher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Alice S. Alston, Lou Pedrick, Kimberley P. Morris, Roya Basu
      Pages 135-151
    3. Andrea Knapp, Megan Bomer, Cynthia Moore
      Pages 153-164
    4. Michael Kamen, Debra L. Junk, Stephen Marble, Sandra Cooper, Colleen M. Eddy, Trena L. Wilkerson et al.
      Pages 165-174
  5. Seeing the Whole Iceberg: The Critical Role of Tasks, Inquiry Stance, and Teacher Learning in Lesson Study

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Brian Doig, Susie Groves, Toshiakira Fujii
      Pages 181-199

About this book


Lesson Study has gained significant momentum around the globe in the mathematics education community in recent years. As a professional learning model based on collaboration, lesson study supports teacher learning of content, curriculum and student thinking as well as facilitating greater reflection and more focused conversations than is often realized with traditional types of professional development. While the body of knowledge about lesson study is growing, for many it remains somewhat elusive, often engaging in its implementation and research processes separately from one another while facing similar challenges and rewards. This volume attempts to unpack the complexity of lesson study and share current work and thinking outside of Japan. It brings together researchers, practitioners, and experts in lesson study to create a resource for much of the extant work being done.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lynn C. Hart
    • 1
  • Alice S. Alston
    • 2
  • Aki Murata
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Early Childhood EducationGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2., Robert B. Davis Institute for LearningRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA
  3. 3., School of EducationStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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