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ERIC Number: EJ819808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Functions of Metaphor in Teaching and Teacher Education: A Review Essay
Saban, Ahmet
Teaching Education, v17 n4 p299-315 Dec 2006
This article reviews the pertinent research literature on metaphors in teaching and teacher education. The main purpose is to explore these metaphors as evidences of prospective and practicing teachers' reasoning about teaching, learning, and schooling. The current review is organized around the major functions of metaphor in education. In this way, it is intended to contribute to the existing scholarly research in the field of teaching and teacher education stemming largely from metaphor analysis. The present essay discusses 10 distinct functions of metaphor in education and provides illustrative studies for each function. It strongly argues for the inclusion of various educational metaphors in teacher education programs because of their functional benefits.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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