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ERIC Number: EJ1002776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Re-Storying Practice: Using Stories about Students to Advance Mathematics Education Reform
Sengupta-Irving, Tesha; Redman, Elizabeth; Enyedy, Noel
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v31 p1-12 Apr 2013
We apply a literary definition of story (struggle, protagonist, and resolution) to an American primary school teacher's reflections on experimenting with new teaching practices. This definition makes issues of equity explicit and revealed what the teacher saw as possible for changing her practice. By re-storying her stories--offering evidence from interviews, video, and surveys to affirm or complicate interpretations--we consider the power of storytelling to deepen commitments to reform and challenge skepticism. When done collaboratively between teacher educators and teachers, restorying could be a generative analytic process of learning from practice. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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