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ERIC Number: EJ882292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Narrative Inquiry in Service Learning Contexts: Possibilities for Learning about Diversity in Teacher Education
Mitton-Kukner, Jennifer; Nelson, Carla; Desrochers, Claire
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v26 n5 p1162-1169 Jul 2010
This paper explores the experiences of pre- and in-service teachers through intentionally created narrative inquiry (Connelly & Clandinin, 2006) spaces within three different service-learning engagements in Canada, Kenya, and Turkey. Because the contexts where our studies were situated were culturally different from participants' backgrounds, narrative inquiry spaces shaped windows in which participants could restore their understandings of others different from themselves. We argue thinking narratively suits the purpose of learning within service learning, highlighting the potential this kind of work holds for pre- and in-service teachers' professional identities in school contexts shaped by diversity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Kenya; Turkey