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2.  The authors of the "Teaching Gap" advocate the approach of "Japanese lesson  study."  Explain why they believe this will lead to greater professionalization of teaching.  Why do they believe other approaches will not and have not led to a greater sense of  teachers as professionals?  Stigler and Hiebert begin their explanation of the Teaching Gap  by first explaining   what the      Learning Gap is.  The learning gap is, obviously, the gap in learning that exists       between students in the United States of America and other countries in the world.  It is   also the reason for the public to know what the teaching gap is.  In trying to bridge the   learning gap, policymakers have focused too much on test scores and too little on the   actual teaching that takes place in the classrooms.  Stigler and Hiebert clarify in saying   that too little focus has been placed on teaching, rather than the teachers.  The truth is,   much blame and distrust has been focused in on the teachers by the public and   education administrators, which serves as a major hindrance to the professionalization   of teaching.                    The TIMSS have proved to be essential to American teaching in that they serve
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course AMS 572 taught by Professor Weizhu during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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