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ERIC Number: ED377189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
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Crafting Narratives for Pedagogical Purposes: Practical Issues and Ethical Dilemmas.
McLean, S. Vianne; And Others
This paper describes a project at Arizona State University West to generate a collection of narratives to be used in professional teacher education and to examine ways narratives and narrative research techniques could be used with students. The first half of the paper lists members of the research team, their individual concerns, how they came together, and the nature of the work: to gather narratives from professionals in elementary education, to supplement the narratives with commentary from the team, and then to find ways to use the narratives and commentary with education students. The bulk of this section describes the ethical dilemmas that arose from doing the project which included how to treat the stories, how to construe the tellers of the stories, what tellers gain from participation, the impact of listeners on how the stories emerged, transforming the stories to written finished narrative, creating the commentary to accompany the story, and dilemmas in using the stories. The second half of the paper contains a finished narrative about a high school administrator dealing with student fights and describes how the story was solicited and used and what students might have gained from it. (Contains 27 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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