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Author:Stigler, Hiebert
Description: A site supporting a book by James W. Stigler and James Hiebert in which they point out that teaching is a cultural activity. "Although there are teachers using extraordinary methods in all cultures, the extraordinary is not what defines most students' classroom experiences. Students' day-to-day experiences are mainly determined by the methods most commonly used by teachers within a culture. Cross-cultural differences in these commonly used methods are what we have termed the 'teaching gap'." Preview the first chapter and read what has been learned from the TIMSS video study; browse related reviews and resources on the Web.

Levels: College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Video, Books
Math Ed Topics: Staff/Prof Development, Pedagogical Research, Reform, Educational Systems

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