A Case Study of Japanese Middle Schools, 1983-1998: A Reflection in Practices, Trends, and Issues
By: Nancy C. Whitman (author)Hardback
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A Case Study of Japanese Middle Schools - 1983-1998 is an excellent addition to the growing body of work in comparative mathematics education. Whitman's longitudinal case study is thorough, and informative, comparing Japanese mathematics curriculum and methods of instruction with those of American schools. Geometry, emphasis and neglect, form the most obvious points of difference, and the writer's findings have serious implications for the current crisis in mathematics education in American schools.
Nancy C. Whitman is Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Hawaii.
Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 List of Figures Chapter 3 Acknowledgment Chapter 4 Foreword Chapter 5 Preface Chapter 6 Initial Field Study: Tokyo 1983-1986 Chapter 7 Second Field Study: Sapporo and Osaka, 1992 Chapter 8 Kitamachi and Keio Chutobu Schools Revisited, 1998 Chapter 9 Practices, Trends and Issues: A Reflection Chapter 10 Appendix Chapter 11 Figures Chapter 12 Bibliography Chapter 13 Index
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