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ERIC Number: ED448468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 5
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The Role of Stories in Teacher Training: Using Stories To Reinforce Theory and Examine Pedagogy.
Teague, Deborah Coxwell
Much has changed in the life of an educator and daughter of a Southern Baptist minister since her early days when believing seemed so simple. One thing that has never changed is her love for a good story. The educator thinks that the reason she majored in English, eventually became a writing teacher, and now spends much of her time training and working with writing teachers is directly related to her love for stories. She argues, as Joe Trimmer does in "Narration as Knowledge: Tales for the Teaching Life," that while stories are wonderful, they are also much more than that. Stories convey knowledge and can serve an important role in teacher training. At Florida State University, new writing teaching assistants take summer preparatory teacher training courses in which experienced teaching assistants visit the class and share their experiences, their failures, and their successes in their first-year writing classrooms. From these stories, a kind of insight is gained that would otherwise probably be missed. (NKA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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