The Teaching Gap

Autor: James W. Stigler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439143137
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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

Autor: James W. Stigler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416586385
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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

Autor: James W. Stigler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684852744
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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

Zu The Teaching Gap Best Ideas From The Worlds Teachers For Improving Education In The Classroom

Autor: Julia John
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638285898
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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.

Learning Gap

Autor: Harold Stevenson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671880764
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Compares United States elementary education practices with those in Asia and comes to some surprising conclusions.

Closing The Teaching Gap

Autor: Donald B. Bartalo
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452217092
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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.

Closing The Teaching Gap

Autor: Donald B. Bartalo
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452217092
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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

Autor: Dana Goldstein
Publisher: Anchor Books
ISBN: 9780345803627
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In her groundbreaking history of 175 years of American education, Dana Goldstein finds answers in the past to the controversies that plague our public schools today. Teaching is a wildly contentious profession in America, one attacked and admired in equal measure. In The Teacher Wars, a rich, lively, and unprecedented history of public school teaching, Dana Goldstein reveals that teachers have been similarly embattled for nearly two centuries. From the genteel founding of the common schools movement in the nineteenth century to the violent inner-city teacher strikes of the 1960s and '70s, from the dispatching of Northeastern women to frontier schoolhouses to the founding of Teach for America on the Princeton University campus in 1989, Goldstein shows that the same issues have continued to bedevil us: Who should teach? What should be taught? Who should be held accountable for how our children learn? She uncovers the surprising roots of hot button issues, from teacher tenure to charter schools, and finds that recent popular ideas to improve schools--instituting merit pay, evaluating teachers by student test scores, ranking and firing veteran teachers, and recruiting "elite" graduates to teach--are all approaches that have been tried in the past without producing widespread change. And she also discovers an emerging effort that stands a real chance of transforming our schools for the better: drawing on the best practices of the three million public school teachers we already have in order to improve learning throughout our nation's classrooms. The Teacher Wars upends the conversation about American education by bringing the lessons of history to bear on the dilemmas we confront today. By asking "How did we get here?" Dana Goldstein brilliantly illuminates the path forward.