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ERIC Number: EJ797450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Using Teacher Stories to Reveal Quality Educational Practice: An Eastern Cape Experience
Paige, Kathryn; Chartres, Mike; Kenyon, Alan
International Journal of Educational Development, v28 n5 p524-533 Sep 2008
The University of Fort Hare Distance Education Project set out to improve qualifications of primary teachers in rural and township schools in the Eastern Cape of the Republic of South Africa. At the culmination of an 11-year AUSAid collaboration between the University of Fort Hare and University of South Australia a research project to reveal quality educational practice was undertaken. Using oral histories as the methodology, teacher stories were gathered through a sequence of interviews and classroom observations. This collection of oral histories constitutes the basis for the paper. Its research focus has been the science and mathematics practices of eight teachers who typify the many hundreds who participated in the project. This paper explores the use of oral history as a methodology for documenting quality educational practice. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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