In the end, this study supported some of the conclusions from empowerment research that empowerment is different for different people, in different places and at different times. The interactions between lesson study teachers, other teachers, and the school community that were observed during the lesson study project confirm that individual, organization, and community cannot be separated but are best examined as a whole. This study also confirmed that lesson study provided many of the experiences that the literature on high-quality professional development has identified. It also can provide the organizational context for engendering empowerment through a collaborative process similar to empowerment evaluation. From this study it is apparent that teachers who are collaboratively involved in a supportive setting such as lesson study can become empowered to determine the activities which will best lead to improvement in teaching.Once the revisions were agreed upon by the whole group, it was left to the next teacher to change the lesson plan and ... In the first grade group, the teachers relied upon the adopted science text for content. ... Aquatic Habitats (Barrett, Willard, Bergman, aamp; Babcock, 1998), as their teaching unit on habitats and food webs.
|Title||:||Lesson Study: Professional Development for Empowering Teachers and Improving Classroom Practice|
|Author||:||Robin Rudd Smith|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|