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This section lists lesson study-related research topics, and the people who are researching/ writing about them. You can use this list to exchange ideas, share work, or help you decide where to target your own research interests. If you would like to network with other lesson study groups or learn about other lesson study initiatives, please visit the online database of lesson study groups. If you would like support or consulting for your lesson study work, please click here.

 

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***The database of lesson study researchers below is alphabetized by last name:


Name of Researcher/ Title

Department/ Organizational Affiliation

State Type of research/ Design Research Topic(s) or Interests
Funding
Status of Work
Additional Info/ Requests

Dr. Sylvia Bulgar

Assistant Professor

Bristol-Myers Squibb Ctr. for
Science & Teaching & Learning

Rider University

NJ
x
x
x x x

Susie Bussman

RETA Project Coordinator

 

New Mexico State University

NM
x

focuses on the impact of a professional development program on teachers'
perceptions of their professional practice; the PD program has a LS component
x
dissertation proposal
x
Celeste Campbell

Educational
Leadership Program, UCLA

CA

dissertation

working title is
"Translating Japanese Lesson Study in United States High Schools"; guiding a team of San Diego high school science teachers; looking for "sticking points" they encounter
x
completed lesson study cycle + reflective report report available for distribution

Joanna Cannon

Lesson Study Research Group

Teachers College, Columbia University/ LSRG NY dissertation
x
x
x
x
John Carter

Director of Mathematics

Adlai E. Stevenson High School

IL dissertation "Effects of Lesson
Study on the Beliefs and Practices of Novice Mathematics Teachers"
x
completing dissertation
x

Sonal Chokshi

 

Director of LS Community Research

 

Dept. of Developmental Psychology/ Teachers College, Columbia University

Lesson Study Research Group

NY university research project/ grant

documenting nationwide lesson study activity/ LS groups; studying systemic perspectives on the potential impact and disseminationof lesson study; creating tools/curriculum for supporting lesson study

x
planning dissertation
seeking freelance writing projects related to lesson study
Bonita DeAmicis

Educational Leadership Program

UCLA

CA dissertation

Lesson Analysis: Using the Online TIMSS Video Study: Explorations of Algebra course to examine participant change in understanding of mathematical pedagogical content

x
final year project--in process of revision and approval would appreciate feedback on my mathematical pedagogical content rubric from other folks interested in the intersection between pedagogical and content knowledge
Lien Diaz      
x
x
x

Mariano Silva

Lien Diaz

Urban Systemic Program
Mathematics and Science Partnership
TX facilitating LS action research team focused on
hypothesis question:
How does being actively engaged in the lesson study process affects
teachers' instructional practices?
MSP Teacher Grant
observing a common lesson with teachers engaged in the lesson study
process and teachers not engaged in the LS process
x

Barbrina Ertle

 

Dept. of Cognitive Studies in Education/ Teachers College, Columbia University

Lesson Study Research Group

NY university research project/ grant

use of manipulatives in teaching mathematics

launching lesson study initiatives, creating tools for supporting lesson study practitioners, curriculum development for lesson study

x

planning dissertation

interested in future consulting opportunities

Clea Fernandez, PhD

Director & Assistant Professor of Psychology and Education

Dept. of Human Development & Cognitive Studies in Education/ Teachers College, Columbia University

Lesson Study Research Group

NY university research project/ grant please visit webpage for more information NSF grant period January 2000-January 2003 began current LS research May 1999 additional resources & networking opportunities available on this website

Teresa Finken, PhD

Lecturer

 

Michael Matthews

Graduate Student

Mathematics Education/ University of Iowa IO wualitative study, grounded theory, survey and journal (n=23) how could lesson study be adapted for methods courses for preservice
secondary mathematics education teachers?
none at this time second of 2 semesters in progress, third of 4 data collections in
progress; analysis in progress; writing initiated
Working with preservice teachers, I view Methods classes as initial
professional development- first step in a continuing career-long
model.
Ruth Friedman

Principal

Beachwood High School

OH dissertation lesson study, TIMSS, and student achievement
x
not yet begun
x
Kristen Greene

Doctoral Candidate

University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill--School of Education, Early Childhood,
Families, and Literacy Program

NC/ RI

dissertation

using qualitative methods within a comparative case study
design

"Professional Development in Early Intervention: Can We Create Communities of Practice through Lesson Study?"--applying lesson study within three early childhood contexts: one
early intervention agency and two inclusive early childhood settings (public programs)
partially funded through the Office of Special Education Programs' Early
Intervention Leadership Training Grant
data collection begins mid-October 2003
x
Martha Keeney

Assistant Principal

Orchard School

OH action research project lesson study with action research: extended response written items on the Ohio Sixth Grade Proficiency Test in Science
x
presented paper Fall 2002 at MWERA in
Columbus, Ohio
x
Cathy Kinzer MathStar/ New Mexico State University NM dissertation

doing lesson study research and supporting a dual language school in lesson study

x
x
x
Catherine Lewis, PhD

Senior Research Scientist and Visiting Professor,
Education Dept.

Lesson Study Group at Mills College

CA university research project/ grant

(Current) The Emergence and Development of Mathematics Lesson Study in Six US Sites;

(Previous) Lesson Study and the Transformation of Japanese Elementary Science Education (Research Lessons at 50 Japanese Sites)

prior and current work funded by NSF current project through 10/2005

please visit website for papers, videos, handbook


descriptive and design research on lesson study in the US, with an emphasis on understanding supports/ challenges lesson study encounters in the U.S., and developing, translating, and testing the practical resources needed to support lesson study in the US

Jennifer Lewis University of Michigan School of Education MI dissertation studying lesson study
with preservice mathematics teachers
x
finishing data collection
x
Brian Lord

Director of Project Research

Lesson Study Communities Project, EDC (Education Development Center)

MA
developing grounded theory on lesson study as professional development; studying lesson study in 20 sites

 

lesson study as professional development; lesson study's impact on the private nature of schools; lesson study's impact on secondary mathematics
teachers

x

June 2002- June 2005

x
Linda Neff

Arizona Regional Support Center/
Coconino County Superintendent of Schools

Northern Arizona University

AZ
quasi-experimental design
determining the effectiveness of LS; hopng to offer a Math Content and Pedagogy Summer Institute with two
different types of follow up, with one using the LS process, and one following the
LS process but without the collaboration piece
x
x
x

Rebecca Perry

510-430-3217

Senior Research Associate

Lesson Study Group at Mills College

CA research project: studying lesson study in six US sites emphasis on formative
research, lesson study implementation (supports and challenges), and
impact on teachers' learning and knowledge development
x
x
x
Blake E. Peterson

Associate Professor


Brigham Young University

UT
university research project
the impact of lesson study on preservice secondary mathematics teachers beliefs and knowledge
x
completed two iterations of data gathering; analysis in process
x
Charles Podhorsky

Coordinator New Teacher Development & Coordinator K-12 Mathematics Reform

San Diego State University
City Heights Educational Pilot

CA university research project/ dissertation Japanese lesson study, mathematics reform, new teacher induction,
effective professional development
x
lesson study cycle in progress link to website
Dr. Silvia Sapone

Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Secondary Education

Graduate Secondary Mathematics Advisor, Duquesne University

PA university research project collaborating for differentiated instruction: looking at the role lesson study can play in this
x
x
interested in hearing from those interested in this area or have worked in this area
Stacey K. Sotirhos

New York University

NY dissertation "Lesson Study in the U.S. Context: A Case of Professional Community Building"
x

begins data collection January 2003

 

interested in finding elementary school teachers

Anne Spencer University of Iowa, Iowa City IA survey "How are schools adapting the Japanese model to fit our American culture?"
x
x
x
Karin Wiburg

Director/ Professor

MathStar/ New Mexico State University

NM
x
x
x
x
x
Dr. Daniel Willis

Mathematics and Computer Science


Loras College

IA
state DOE research project Working with Iowa DoEd's "Math Content Network" to look at research on
"scientifically based" curriculum & instruction & professional
development (including lesson study as a PD model that may be worthy of wider adoption in Iowa)
x
x

This work is part of Iowa DoED's efforts to interpret and implement NCLB (No Child Left Behind) in Iowa.

I want to make sure I've got the latest and greatest "scientifically based" research on lesson study so I can share it with my colleagues in the Network; please share any leads or other useful info.

Makoto Yoshida, PhD
Global Education Resources, LLC
NJ
completed dissertation
"Lesson study: A case study of a Japanese approach to improving instruction through school-based teacher development"
x
x
x