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Book review of ' Results Now: How Can We Achieve Unprecedented Improvement in Teaching and Learning'
Schools and teachers are under fire for being unprofessional and insensitive towards students. It is being suggested that schools must promote the self-developmental model of action research to keep teachers and school management dynamic and see quality of education in terms of improvement in professionalism of teachers and betterment in their classroom practice.

Mike Schmoker, the author of the book titled "Results Now: How Can We Achieve Unprecedented Improvement in Teaching and Learning", reveals that there is a yawning gap between the most well known and incontestably essential practices and reality of classrooms.

Schmoker puts forth two core arguments for the improvement of in schools. First, classroom instruction influences students' performance, and secondly, despite best of intentions, most classroom methods of instruction are not effective in the truest sense.

For improving the classroom instruction, the author advocates use of the action research technique of lesson study or lesson research which can work as a team-based continuous improvement model of teacher effectiveness. Thus, lesson study, when made a part school-based teacher development and an instrument for the betterment of classroom processes, can combine equity and quality in schools.

According to the author, in Japan and Germany, school leaders arrange to for teams of teachers to meet regularly to create – to craft and refine – lessons and teaching units until they have the a desired impact on students' learning. Furthermore, conferences and lesson fairs are held on lesson studies where practitioners demonstrate their lessons to win appreciation and get feedback to improve classroom instruction.

The book has been published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum, Alexandria, US, and is a required reading for those who are in the field of education.

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