Yeping Li and Yoshinori Shimizu have written an interesting article about Exemplary mathematics instruction and its development in selected education systems in East Asia. The article was published online in ZDM on Saturday. In the article they enter into the discussion about teaching as a cultural activity, and they provide a structuring overview of several articles that are going to appear in a themed issue of ZDM. This themed issue definitely looks interesting, and it is something to look out for!
Here is the abstract of their article:
What may teachers do in developing and carrying out exemplary or high-quality mathematics classroom instruction? What can we learn from teachers’ instructional practices that are often culturally valued in different education systems? In this article, we aim to highlight relevant issues that have long been interests of mathematics educators worldwide in identifying and examining teachers’ practices in high-quality mathematics classroom instruction, and outline what articles published herein can help further our understanding of such issues with cases of exemplary mathematics instruction valued in the Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan.