The role of lesson study in facilitating curriculum reforms

Christine Kim-Eng LEE, Mun Ling FUNG-LO

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Purpose: Much has been written about the failure of curriculum reforms to bring about pedagogical transformation in classrooms. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the special issue about facilitating curriculum reforms through lesson study. Design/methodology/approach: The guest editors introduce the papers while also discussing key themes and concepts. Findings: The collection of papers shows that it would be naïve to assume that the intended, enacted and lived curriculum would be the same. Teachers play a very important role in bringing the intended curriculum to life in classrooms, and lesson study provides a process through which the intended, enacted and lived curriculum could be brought closer together. Originality/value: It is only through such collaborative discourse among teachers supported by “knowledgeable others” that reform ideas can take root in classrooms and bring about lasting change. Copyright © 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-206
JournalInternational Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013


Lee, C. K.-E., & Lo, M. L. (2013). The role of lesson study in facilitating curriculum reforms. International Journal for lesson and Learning studies, 2(3), 200-206.


  • Teaching
  • Curriculum reform
  • Lesson study
  • Educational change
  • Progress in education


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