A Case Study of Japanese Middle Schools, 1983-1998: A Reflection on Practices, Trends, and Issues

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University Press of America, 2000 - Education - 103 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

INITIAL FIELD STUDY TOKYO 19831986
1
SECOND FIELD STUDY SAPPORO AND OSAKA 1992
47
KITAMACHI AND KEIO CHUTOBU SCHOOLS REVISITED 1998
59
PRACTICES TRENDS AND ISSUES A REFLECTION
67
APPENDIX
77
Location of Kitamachi Middle School Keio Chutobu School and Keio Futsubu School
79
BIBLIOGRAPHY
93
INDEX
101
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Nancy C. Whitman is Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Hawaii.

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