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How Chinese Teach Mathematics and Improve Teaching

Edited By Yeping Li, Rongjin Huang Copyright 2013
    264 Pages
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    How Chinese Teach Mathematics and Improve Teaching builds upon existing studies to examine mathematics classroom instruction in China. It combines contributions from Chinese scholars with commentary from key Western scholars to offer a truly systematic examination of some important and distinctive features of mathematics classroom instruction. Viewing classroom instruction as part of teachers’ instructional practices, this book goes beyond teachers’ in-classroom instructional practice by also examining Chinese teachers’ approaches and practices in developing and improving teaching. Through this unique approach, How Chinese Teach Mathematics and Improve Teaching expands and unpacks the otherwise fragmented knowledge about Chinese practices in developing and carrying out mathematics classroom instruction.

    Part I: Introduction and perspectives
    Chapter 1: Examining and understanding how Chinese teach mathematics: An introduction
    Chapter 2: Knowing and understanding mathematics teaching in China from a historical perspective
    Chapter 3: Teaching and learning “two basics”

    Part II: Chinese teachers’ regular practices for developing and improving classroom instruction
    Chapter 4: Developing classroom instruction through collaborations in school-based Teaching Research activities
    Chapter 5: Knowing and understanding instructional mathematics content through intensive studies of textbooks
    Chapter 6: A study on mathematics teachers’ lesson planning

    Part III: Mathematical instruction practices and classroom environment in China
    Chapter 7: Mathematics bianshi curriculum and classroom teaching
    Chapter 8: Instructional coherence of a mathematics lesson: the story from the learners’ perspectives
    Chapter 9: Traditional and innovative mathematics classroom instruction: case studies
    Chapter 10: Mathematics classroom environment in Chinese mainland

    Part IV: Selected approaches and practices for improving the quality of teachers and teaching
    Chapter 11: Improving classroom instruction with apprenticeship practices and public lesson development as contexts
    Chapter 12: Pursuing and promoting classroom instruction improvement through exemplary lesson development
    Chapter 13: Identifying and promoting classroom instruction excellence through teaching contests

    Part V: Commentary and conclusion
    Chapter 14: Commentary 1
    Chapter 15: Commentary 2


    Yeping Li is Professor of Mathematics Education, holder of the Claude H. Everett, Jr. Endowed Chair in Education, and Head of the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture at Texas A&M University, USA.

    Rongjin Huang is Associate Professor of Mathematics Education in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University, USA.