EDUCATION RENAISSANCE / Prefectures hope awards will encourage teachers
Kimiyasu Ishizuka / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer
The following is an excerpt from The Yomiuri Shimbun's Education Renaissance series. This installment, the first of three parts, focuses on changing teacher evaluation systems.
TAKAMATSU--"Which is bigger: Three-eighths or three-sixths?" Osayo Nakanishi asks her third-grade class at Takamatsu Primary School, Kagawa University Faculty of Education.
Last school year, the Kagawa Prefectural Board of Education presented Nakanishi with an award for her excellent teaching methods. Since the 2003 …