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Stigler, James W.; Hiebert, James – American Educator, 1998
Explores teaching as a cultural activity by focusing on U.S. and Japanese systems of teaching in the context of cultural beliefs about how students learn and the teacher's role in the learning process. Educational improvement could result from greater awareness of the cultural scripts used in teaching. (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Educational Improvement
Stigler, James W.; Hiebert, James – American Educator, 1998
As part of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), videotapes of classroom instruction were collected from 231 eighth-grade mathematics classrooms in Germany, the United States, and Japan. Findings suggest that written reports about teaching disseminated to teachers may have little effect on classroom practices. (SLD)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
Stigler, James W.; Stevenson, Harold W. – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1991
Compares elementary mathematics instruction in Taiwan, Japan, Chicago, and Minneapolis. Finds that American teachers are overworked and devote less time to conducting lessons than Asian teachers, who employ proven inductive methods within the framework of standardized curricula. (DM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Comparative Education, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
Rosenbaum, James E. – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1989
The Japanese education system provides a model for American school reform that effectively links school with entry into the workforce. Japanese schools maintain close relationships with businesses that expect teachers to nominate high-achieving students for jobs after graduation. (FMW)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Foreign Countries