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ERIC Number: EJ799044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Transformative Education for Culturally Diverse Learners through Narrative and Ethnography
Hale, Aileen; Snow-Gerono, Jennifer; Morales, Fernanda
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v24 n6 p1413-1425 Aug 2008
This article presents a study of the effects of creating a bridge between the narrative and ethnographic methods and writing processes as a means to more effectively educate teachers of culturally diverse learners. Ten teacher participants from a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) degree program in Bilingual Education at a university in the northwestern United States took a sequence of courses in which instructor-researchers taught them narrative and ethnographic pedagogy, theory, and methodology. Through qualitative methods, instructor-researchers analyzed teacher participants' personal narratives and ethnographic case studies for generative themes. In discovering the commonalities of themes between these two methods of inquiry, the research reveals the value and transformative nature of building a bridge between narrative and ethnographic methods. The following overlapping generative themes were voiced by teacher participants: (1) awareness of self and others; (2) consciousness of educational issues and their implications; (3) transformative action and advocacy. These themes are substantiated with related literature and further elucidated upon in the paper.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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