Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/22448
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Lesson study
Teacher professional development
Teacher learning
Implementation
Issue Date: 
2019
Citation: 
Lim-Ratnam, C. T.-L., Lee, C. K.-E., Jiang, H., & Akhila Sudarshan. (2019). Lost in adaptation? Issues of adapting Japanese lesson study in non-Japanese contexts. Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 18(3), 263-278. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10671-019-09247-4
Abstract: 
The phenomenal spread of Japanese lesson study (LS) beyond Japan is indicative of the perception that the seemingly obvious routines of LS are transferable into foreign contexts. It is, however, to be expected, that various aspects of LS would be adapted to suit the culture of the adopting context. The diverse ways in which LS is adapted across different contexts provides the opportunity for researchers to unpack what needs to be done to better adapt, implement and sustain LS to support teacher development across non-Japanese contexts. This paper is based on the findings from a nation-wide research project undertaken to explore the adaptations made to LS in Singapore schools. Surveys and case studies provided data to examine LS structure and implementation processes in Singapore schools and to investigate school leaders’ and teachers’ experiences and understandings of LS processes. In teasing out the subtle differences among the Singaporean adaptations and Japanese LS, we gleaned a deeper understanding of the cultural and contextual factors that elucidate key features of LS that are pertinent in creating the necessary conditions for effective teacher learning.
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This is the final draft, after peer-review, of a manuscript published in Educational Research for Policy and Practice. The published version is available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/s10671-019-09247-4
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ISSN: 
1570-2081 (print)
1573-1723 (online)
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Grant ID: 
OER 49/12 LTL
Funding Agency: 
National Institute of Education, Singapore
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Open
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