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ERIC Number: EJ1098934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
The Problem of Endings in Teacher Education: Interpreting Narratives of Fictional Adolescence
Lewkowich, David
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v29 n6 p745-762 2016
This article explores how a reading group of pre-service teachers responded to the endings of three contemporary young adult texts and what such responses may imply about the interpretive preferences of teacher education. Set in the context of a Faculty of Education at a Canadian university, and using the lens of psychoanalytic theory, this article considers the kinds of thoughts that pre-service teachers appear to privilege, and what such privileging--here symbolized through feelings of frustration and satisfaction in the creation of literary meaning--may imply about the structures and desires for authority and certainty in teacher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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