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ERIC Number: EJ1021142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
Memories of Life Experiences in a Teacher Training Institution during the Revolution
Ferreira, António Gomes; Mota, Luís
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v49 n5 p698-715 2013
We evoke here events that took place in an ordinary school, the Teacher Training College in Coimbra (Portugal), during the on-going revolutionary process ("processo revolucionário em curso"; PREC), in an attempt to understand people's actions within the collective becoming of a certain time and place, and to grasp how memory works as a narrative of the recollection of events connected with the course of the individual and the society. We equate the issue of memory--as the essential dimension, when collecting information, of the construction of individual and collective identity, embodied by the relevant social frameworks--with the feeling, relevance and interpretation of such memory at the time of its recovery. We listened to the memories revived during the interviews and to the narratives reconstructed, either through our intervention fostering the active search for memories, or actively listening and participating in their stories, focusing on their personal experiences as teachers or students of that institution, and scrutinising the personal processes of reconstruction, the expression of a claimed and overt memory, which feeds, rhetorically, on an experienced ideology. Memory is particularly invoked here, because it takes us on a journey to the past, while exploring the recollections of people who experienced unique events which cannot be captured nor reproduced in any other way.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal
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