The purpose of the study was to examine one school and the impact lesson study, as a professional development model, had on one set of classroom teachers' content and instructional knowledge. The study also focused on teachers' satisfaction with lesson study as a professional development model and their perception of the effectiveness of lesson study. The study population was 32 elementary teachers in Arizona. Literature pertaining to professional development, Japanese lesson study model, change, and leadership were reviewed. A number of qualitative measures were utilized during the study. Survey data, interview data, journal entries and lesson plans were reviewed for common themes. Then the various data collected and reviewed during the study was viewed for the connection to each of the research questions. Overall, participants viewed Lesson Study as an effective form of professional development and were satisfied with Lesson Study. The results of this study indicate that Lesson study has many positive attributes and can have a positive impact on a staff. Like any initiative, there needs to be careful planning and participants buy in if an initiative is going to be successful.Chokshi and Fernadez (2002) highlight one way to help focus the observers during the lesson is by having tools prepared ... Tools will be used for data collection and may be a copy of a lesson plan or a seating chart to mark down what ... Begins with teachersa#39; questions and inquiry as well as Examination of Lesson Study 13.
|Title||:||The Effectiveness of Lesson Study as a Professional Development Model for K--5th Grade Teachers|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|