n South African Journal of Education - A case study of continuing teacher professional development through lesson study in South Africa
|Article Title||A case study of continuing teacher professional development through lesson study in South Africa|
|© Publisher:||Education Association of South Africa (EASA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Education|
|Author||Yumiko Ono and Johanna Ferreira|
|Publication Date||Feb 2010|
|Pages||59 - 74|
|Keyword(s)||Lesson study, Professional development and Teacher learning|
ISI Social Science
We consider the professional development of in-service teachers and review traditional development efforts that have been used in the past. An alternative form of professional development using Japanese lesson study is proposed and discussed as a possibility. A case study involving the Mpumalanga Secondary Science Initiative, where lesson study was used, is described and its efficacy reviewed. The project was aimed at improving mathematics and science learning of secondary school learners using lesson study for teacher development. The discussion concludes with a reflection on the outcomes and efforts of the project.
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