ERIC Number: ED341990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Narratives and Cultural Transmission in Home and School Settings.
Narratives are the preferred model for conserving and communicating practical craft knowledge. The undercurrent of narratives was examined in three sites where practical craft knowledge was communicated: (1) a kitchen in a fishing community; (2) high school classrooms; and (3) a staffroom where teachers tell novices and researchers stories in order to explain themselves. The narratives demonstrated how important experiences and knowledge are fashioned into narratives for storage and easy retrieval so that they can be used to judge practice and to be shared with fellow practitioners. The experienced teachers' narratives as told to novices illustrate good praxis upon which the novice can fix his or her eyes and which can be used as models for future achievement. Narratives containing craft knowledge often offer both good practice and recipes for survival. The narratives should tell a great deal about the nature of teaching. (Thirty-one references are attached.) (SG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Norwegian Social Science Research Council.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Expertise; Teacher Knowledge; Teacher Researcher Relationship
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 3-7, 1991).