International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies: Volume 6 Issue 4


Table of contents - Special Issue: Theory and practice of Chinese lesson study and its adaption in other countries

Guest Editors: Rongjin Huang, Yanping Fang, Xiangming Chen

Chinese lesson study: a deliberate practice, a research methodology, and an improvement science

Rongjin Huang, Yanping Fang, Xiangming Chen

Although CLS has been implemented in China for over a century, it is barely known to educators internationally. The purpose of this paper is to synthesize the salient…

Theorizing Chinese lesson study from a cultural perspective

Xiangming Chen

The purpose of this paper is to examine the cultural roots of Chinese lesson study (LS) so as to account for its persistence in the Chinese education history as well as…

School-based teaching research and lesson-case study in mediating the second-cycle curriculum reform in Shanghai

Yanping Fang

Emerging research on education reform in Shanghai for the last decade or so has either focused on broad contexts and trends of the second-cycle curriculum reform or the…

Learning from the masters: Shanghai’s teacher-expertise infusion system

Xiu Cravens, Jianjun Wang

The urgency of improving the schools call for a distributed instructional leadership model where teachers are not just recipients of professional development, but also…

Perceived professional knowledge and competence of mathematics specialists and its development in China

Rongjin Huang, Jianyue Zhang, Ida Ah Chee Mok, Wenjun Zhao, Yuanfang Zhou, Zhengsheng Wu

The purpose of this paper is to explore what professional knowledge and competence (PKC) that knowledgeable others, namely, mathematics teaching research specialists…

Chinese lesson study, Learning study and keys to learning

Ming Fai Pang, Ference Marton

The purpose of this paper is threefold. First, the authors set out to advance the thesis that lesson study should be considered as the signature pedagogy of teachers…

From Shanghai to Tennessee: Developing instructional leadership through Teacher Peer Excellence Groups

Xiu Cravens, Timothy Drake

The purpose of this paper is to document a three-year international project aimed to improve the capacity of participating schools and districts in implementing and…

Improving core instructional practice in mathematics teaching through lesson study

Rongjin Huang, Angela T. Barlow, Melanie E. Haupt

The purpose of this paper is to examine how teachers improve core instructional practices in teaching mathematics for problem solving through lesson study (LS). The core…

Cultural transposition of Chinese lesson study to Italy: An exploratory study on fractions in a fourth-grade classroom

Maria Giuseppina Bartolini Bussi, Chiara Bertolini, Alessandro Ramploud, Xuhua Sun

The purpose of this paper is to explore the early implementation of a model of mathematics teacher development in Italian schools, inspired by Chinese lesson study (CLS)…

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