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ERIC Number: EJ774911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1954
Mathematical Biography and Key Rhetoric
Kaasila, Raimo
Educational Studies in Mathematics, v66 n3 p373-384 Nov 2007
The intention of this article is to consider the use of narrative and rhetorical inquiry as research methods. I construct a mathematical biography of one elementary teacher trainee, Sirpa, who had performed well in her advanced mathematics course in upper secondary school. I describe her development as a mathematics teacher during teacher education from her second-year methods course and teaching practice to fourth-year teaching practice. Narrative inquiry is more than a case study: Sirpa's mathematical biography is a story that describes how she constructs her mathematical identity. I also analysed the key rhetoric that Sirpa used in her talk, key rhetoric here referring to the strategy by which she constructed continuity and coherence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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