Jefferson County Public Schools http://wfpl.org en Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning http://wfpl.org/post/struggle-smarts-how-eastern-and-western-cultures-tackle-learning In 1979, when Jim Stigler was still a graduate student at the University of Michigan, he went to Japan to research teaching methods and found himself sitting in the back row of a crowded fourth-grade math class.<p>"The teacher was trying to teach the class how to draw three-dimensional cubes on paper," Stigler explains, "and one kid was just totally having trouble with it. His cube looked all cockeyed, so the teacher said to him, 'Why don't you go put yours on the board?' So right there I thought, 'That's interesting! Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:12:43 +0000 Alix Spiegel 2462 at http://wfpl.org Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning