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What is the Lesson Study Research Group (LSRG)?

The Lesson Study Research Group (LSRG) is housed at Teachers College, Columbia University, and is directed by Professor Clea Fernandez. The LSRG is working to contribute to a better understanding of lesson study in the United States, with funding from the National Science Foundation (Grant #EHR 9909476, January 2000-December 2002). The activities of the LSRG include:

  • sharing information about how lesson study is conducted in Japan;
  • exploring how lesson study can be adapted for the U.S. educational context;
  • developing tools and materials for supporting lesson study practice in the U.S.;
  • gathering information about the impact of lesson study on teachers, students, schools, and the U.S. education system.

***If you would like to see a list of materials (papers, books, etc) produced by members of the LSRG please click here.

***For a distributable handout about available lesson study resources, please click here.

Contact the LSRG:

Lesson Study Research Group,
Teachers College/ Columbia University
525 W. 120th St., Box 118
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 678-3292
Fax: (212) 678-3837
E-mail: lsrg@columbia.edu

Contact individual members of the LSRG:

Clea Fernandez

Joanna Cannon

Sonal Chokshi

Barbrina Ertle

The LSRG would also like to acknowledge the collaborative support of Makoto Yoshida, and his earlier contributions to some of the work described above.

***This website was designed and is maintained by Sonal Chokshi. Please direct any web-related correspondence to smc90@columbia.edu. Home page logo and toolbar images designed by Harumi Yoshimura. Website © Clea Fernandez/ Lesson Study Research Group.***

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