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ERIC Number: EJ789952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Stories of Vocation: Education for Vocational Discernment
Moore, Mary Elizabeth Mullino
Religious Education, v103 n2 p218-239 Mar 2008
Women's stories often have unplanned vocational twists. In oral histories with thirty-four women from diverse contexts, Moore discovers the power of narration to reveal and shape women's vocational journeys. Analysis uncovers qualities of the women's journeys: facing unexpected turns; trusting spiritual-intuitive knowing; analyzing and responding to social contexts; standing for justice; committing to make a difference; helping others be who they can be; building bridges; practicing hospitality; valuing women's communities; caring for self; and practicing humor. By clustering these qualities, five narrative processes emerge. The corresponding educational practices are valuable for religious educators who engage with people in vocational discernment. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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