The Teaching Gap: Best Ideas from the World's Teachers for Improving Education in the Classroom

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 16, 2009 - Education - 225 pages
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Ten years after its first publication, The Teaching Gap remains "a critical resource" (Publishers Weekly) for anyone involved in education. In paperback for the first time, it has been fully revised and includes a new preface and afterword by the authors.

American schools have famously lagged behind foreign schools in all areas of academic achievement. When James W. Stigler and James Hiebert made their assessment of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) ten years ago, they discovered that the problem with American education is neither one of testing nor curricula, but teaching. A clarion call for treating teaching like the craft it is, The Teaching Gap lays out a clear program for change that administrators, teachers, and parents can implement together. Newly updated with fresh teaching solutions drawn from new research, this educational classic is as vital a teaching tool as ever.
  

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Review: The Teaching Gap: Best Ideas from the World's Teachers for Improving Education in the Classroom

User Review  - Gary - Goodreads

The afterword in this book is huge and could greatly impact one's understanding of its message. To improve education, we must not focus on teachers, but on teaching, and provide teachers with ... Read full review

Review: The Teaching Gap: Best Ideas from the World's Teachers for Improving Education in the Classroom

User Review  - Ashley - Goodreads

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the teaching profession. I wish I had read this while I was still teaching. Read full review

Contents

Chapter
1
in Germany Japan and the United States
15
Teaching Is a System
73
The True Profession of Teaching
169
Afterword
181
Notes
195
Index
217
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James W. Stigler, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at UCLA and the coauthor of The Learning Gap. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

James Hiebert, Ph.D., is H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education at the University of Delaware and coauthor of Making Sense: Teaching and Learning Mathematics with Understanding. He lives in Kemblesville, Pennsylvania.

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