How Chinese Teach Mathematics

Author: Lianghuo Fan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814415839
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This unique book represents another concerted research effort concerning Chinese mathematics education, with contributions from the world's leading scholars and most active researchers. The book presents the latest original research work with a particular focus on the "teaching" side of Chinese mathematics education to a wide international audience. There are mainly three sections in the book. The first section introduces readers to a historical and contemporary perspective, respectively, on traditional mathematical teaching in ancient China and on how modern Chinese mathematics teachers teach and pursue their pre-service training and in-service professional development. The second section presents studies investigating a wide range of issues at both the macro- and micro-levels on how Chinese mathematics teachers teach mathematics. The third section focuses on Chinese mathematics teachers, investigating issues about their knowledge, belief, teacher training and professional development. Like its predecessor, How Chinese Learn Mathematics: Perspectives from Insiders, this book is a must for educational researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers who are interested in knowing more about mathematics teaching, teachers, teacher education and professional development concerning Chinese teachers and learners. Contents:Focusing on Chinese Mathematics Teaching, Teachers and Teacher Education: An IntroductionHistorical and Contemporary Perspectives:The Wisdom of Traditional Mathematical Teaching in China (DAI Qin and CHEUNG Ka Luen) How Chinese Teachers Teach Mathematics and Pursue Professional Development: Perspectives from ContemporaryInternational Research (FAN Lianghuo, MIAO Zhenzhen and MOK Ah Chee Ida) Understanding the Chinese Ways of Teaching Mathematics: Mathematics Teaching in a Chinese Classroom: A Hybrid-Model Analysis of Opportunities for Students' Learning (HUANG Rongjin, MILLER L Diane and TZUR Ron)Achieving Coherence in the Mathematics Classroom: Toward a Framework for Examining Instructional Coherence (WANG Tao, CAI Jinfa and HWANG Stephen) Elementary School Teachers' Instruction in Measurement: Cases of Classroom Teaching of Spatial Measurement in Taiwan (HUANG Hsin-Mei E) Pedagogical and Curriculum Potentials of Homework: A Case Study about Geometric Proofs in Shanghai (FANG Yanping) Teaching Calculation of Time Intervals: Comparing Mathematics Competence of Students in Macau, Hong Kong and the Netherlands (LI Titus Siu Pang) Teaching Number Sense via Interactive Multimedia in a Primary School in Taiwan (YANG Der-Ching, CHEN Pei-Chieh, TSAI Yi Fang and HSIEH Tien-Yu)Teaching Geometrical Theorems in Grade 8 Using the “Shen Tou” Method: A Case Study in Shanghai (DING Liping, JONES Keith and ZHANG Dianzhou) Implementation of Objectives Based on the Curriculum Standards: A Case of Teaching Using Letter to Represent Number at a Chinese Primary School in Chinese Mainland (HUANG Xingfeng, YANG Jinglei and LI Shiqi) Chinese Project-based Classroom Practices: Promoting Students' Engagement in Mathematical Activities (XU Binyan and ZHU Guangtian)A Large-Scale Video Survey on Taiwanese Fourth-Grade Classrooms of Mathematical Teaching Behaviors (LEE Yuan-Shun and LIN Fou-Lai) Features of Exemplary Lessons under the Curriculum Reform in Chinese Mainland: A Study of Thirteen Elementary Mathematics Lessons (MA Yunpeng and ZHAO Dongchen) Qingpu Mathematics Teaching Reform and Its Impact on Student Learning (GU Lingyuan, YANG Yudong and HE Zhenzhen)Chinese Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Education and Teacher Professional Development:Beliefs, Knowledge and Teaching: A Series of Studies about Chinese Mathematics Teachers (ZHANG Qiaoping and WONG Ngai-Ying)What Makes a Master Teacher? A Study of Thirty-One Mathematics Master Teachers in Chinese Mainland (FAN Lianghuo, ZHU Yan and TANG Caibin)Chinese Teachers' Mathematics Beliefs in the Context of Curriculum Reform (CHEN Qian and LEUNG Koon Shing Frederick) "Same Content Different Designs" Activities and Their Impact on Prospective Mathematics Teachers' Professional Development: The Case of Nadine (YUAN Zhiqiang and LI Xuhui)Exploration into Chinese Mathematics Teachers' Perceptions of Concept Map (JIN Haiyue, LU Jun and ZHONG Zhihua) Assisting Teachers in Maintaining High-Level Cognitive Demands of Mathematical Tasks in Classroom Practices: A Training Course in Taiwan (LIN Pi-Jen and TSAI Wen-Huan) The Relationships between Religious Beliefs and Teaching among Mathematics Teachers in Chinese Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong (LEU Yuh-Chyn, CHAN Yip-Cheung and WONG Ngai-Ying)Epilogue: Why the Interest in the Chinese Learner? (FAN Lianghuo, WONG Ngai-Ying, CAI Jinfa and LI Shiqi) Readership: Researchers, educators, lecturers, and graduate students in mathematics and education. Keywords:Mathematics;Mathematics Teaching and Learning;Mathematics Education;Chinese Education;China Study;Asian EducationKey Features:Concerted research effort. The book is well-planned, structured, and organizedUnique treatment of the topic: comprehensive and in-depth coverage on teaching, teacher, and teacher education for a wide range of international readersProminent authors and contributors: Many of them are the world's leading scholars or most active researchers

How Chinese Learn Mathematics

Author: Lianghuo Fan
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812562241
Format: PDF
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The book has been written by an international group of very activeresearchers and scholars who have a passion for the study of Chinesemathematics education. It aims to provide readers with a comprehensiveand updated picture of the teaching and learning of mathematicsinvolving Chinese students from various perspectives, including theways in which Chinese students learn mathematics in classrooms, schools and homes, the influence of the cultural and socialenvironment on Chinese students'' mathematics learning, and thestrengths and weaknesses of the ways in which Chinese learnmathematics

Mathematics Classrooms in Twelve Countries

Author: David Clarke
Publisher: Sense Publishers
ISBN: 907787495X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book reports the accounts of researchers investigating the eighth grade mathematics classrooms of teachers in Australia, China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea, The Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden and the USA. This combination of countries gives good representation to different European and Asian educational traditions, affluent and less affluent school systems, and mono-cultural and multi-cultural societies. Researchers within each local group focused their analyses on those aspects of practice and meaning most closely aligned with the concerns of the local school system and the theoretical orientation of the researchers. Within any particular educational system, the possibilities for experimentation and innovation are limited by more than just methodological and ethical considerations: they are limited by our capacity to conceive possible alternatives. They are also limited by our assumptions regarding acceptable practice. These assumptions are the result of a long local history of educational practice, in which every development was a response to emergent local need and reflective of changing local values. Well-entrenched practices sublimate this history of development. The Learner's Perspective Study is guided by a belief that we need to learn from each other. The resulting chapters offer deeply situated insights into the practices of mathematics classrooms in twelve countries: an insider's perspective. The Project The Learner's Perspective Study aims to juxtapose the observable practices of the classroom and the meanings attributed to those practices by classroom participants. The LPS research design documents sequences of at least ten lessons, using three video cameras, supplemented by the reconstructive accounts of classroom participants obtained in post-lesson video-stimulated interviews, and by test and questionnaire data, and copies of student written material. In each participating country, data generation focuses on the classrooms of three teachers, identified by the local mathematics education community as competent, and situated in demographically different school communities within the one major city. The large body of complex data supports both the characterisation of practice in the classrooms of competent teachers and the development of theory.

Teaching in Primary Schools in China and India

Author: Nirmala Rao
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415815525
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book compares primary education in urban and rural China and India. It focuses on how the sociocultural context including educational policy, educators and parents’ beliefs, and the conditions under which teaching and learning occur shape classroom pedagogy and determine children’s attainment. This in-depth, authentic, comparative analysis of the two largest educational systems in the world is a must-read for scholars interested in the teaching and learning in these two rapidly developing Asian cultures. A common set of questions has been addressed in diverse contexts. The empirical work on which this book is based is most impressive – videotaping of mathematics and language lessons, interviews with parents and educators questionnaires with parents, teachers and children and tests of children’s mathematics attainment – and this done in 3 locations in China, 3 in India and 12 schools in total.

Mathematics Education

Author: Khoon Yoong Wong
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812833765
Format: PDF
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This title provides much food for thought and pointers to meet future challenges in mathematics education not only within Singapore, but also in other countries.

Who s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon

Author: Yong Zhao
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118585011
Format: PDF, ePub
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The secrets behind China's extraordinary educational system – good, bad, and ugly Chinese students' consistently stunning performance on the international PISA exams— where they outscore students of all other nations in math, reading, and science—have positioned China as a world education leader. American educators and pundits have declared this a "Sputnik Moment," saying that we must learn from China's education system in order to maintain our status as an education leader and global superpower. Indeed, many of the reforms taking hold in United States schools, such as a greater emphasis on standardized testing and the increasing importance of core subjects like reading and math, echo the Chinese system. We're following in China's footsteps—but is this the direction we should take? Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? by award-winning writer Yong Zhao offers an entertaining, provocative insider's account of the Chinese school system, revealing the secrets that make it both "the best and worst" in the world. Born and raised in China's Sichuan province and a teacher in China for many years, Zhao has a unique perspective on Chinese culture and education. He explains in vivid detail how China turns out the world's highest-achieving students in reading, math, and science—yet by all accounts Chinese educators, parents, and political leaders hate the system and long to send their kids to western schools. Filled with fascinating stories and compelling data, Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? offers a nuanced and sobering tour of education in China. Learn how China is able to turn out the world's highest achieving students in math, science, and reading Discover why, despite these amazing test scores, Chinese parents, teachers, and political leaders are desperate to leave behind their educational system Discover how current reforms in the U.S. parallel the classic Chinese system, and how this could help (or hurt) our students' prospects

The Middle Path in Math Instruction

Author: Shuhua An
Publisher: Kluwer
ISBN: 9781578860890
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What are the effective approaches of teaching and learning mathematics? How do teachers build on knowledge of students' thinking? What knowledge is needed for teachers to teach effectively? In The Middle Path in Math Instruction: Solutions for Improving Math Education, Shuhua An answers these questions by examining the differences between the pedagogical content knowledge of elementary and middle school mathematics teachers in the U.S. and China and investigates how these differences are revealed in their beliefs, planning, teaching methods, and knowledge of students' thinking.

The Pedagogy and Practice of Western trained Chinese English Language Teachers

Author: Pu Hong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136211969
Format: PDF, ePub
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Providing an East-West flow of language teaching knowledge and know-how to balance prevailing Western-centric perspectives, this book is an in-depth investigation of the impact of Western-based language teacher education on the pedagogy and practice of Chinese English language teachers who received their training in Western institutions or those that emphasize Western-based teaching approaches. A significant and growing number of these teachers will influence millions of language learners in China over the next decades. The Pedagogy and Practice of Western-trained Chinese English Language Teachers: Forefronts Chinese teachers’ voices and experiences in the context of their workplaces and classrooms Connects and balances theory and practice using a sociocultural lens Discusses the Chinese government’s policies on the training of teachers and analyzes them in terms of their impact on both American and Chinese higher education institutions This is a must read book for anyone interested in learning theory adopted from a Western perspective and applied within an Asian setting.

Student Voice in Mathematics Classrooms around the World

Author: Berinderjeet Kaur
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9462093504
Format: PDF
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The Learner's Perspective Study ascribes to the premise that the investigation of social practice within the mathematics classrooms must attend to the learners’ practice with at least the same priority as that accorded to the teachers’ practice. In focusing on student voice within this partnership, as enacted in many different guises across different cultures and socio-political learning environments, we hope that we will be better informed to understand the relationship between pedagogy and learning mathematics, and between pedagogy and the empowerment of diverse learners. Research findings from the Learner's Perspective Study reported in this book and its companion volumes affirm just how culturally-situated are the practices of classrooms around the world and the extent to which students are collaborators with the teacher, complicit in the development and enactment of patterns of participation that reflect individual, societal and cultural priorities and associated value systems. In this book, we attend closely to this collaboration with our focus on the voice of the student. Collectively, the authors consider how the deliberate inclusion of student voice can be used to enhance our understandings of mathematics classrooms, of mathematics learning, and of mathematics outcomes for students in classrooms around the world. The Learner’s Perspective Study aims to juxtapose the observable practices of the classroom and the meanings attributed to those practices by classroom participants. The LPS research design documents sequences of at least ten lessons, using three video cameras, supplemented by the reconstructive accounts of classroom participants obtained in post-lesson video-stimulated interviews, and by test and questionnaire data, and copies of student written material. In each participating country, data generation focuses on the classrooms of three teachers, identified by the local mathematics education community as competent, and situated in demographically different school communities within the one major city. The large body of complex data supports both the characterization of practice in the classrooms of competent teachers and the development of theory.