ERIC Number: EJ918641
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
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Creating and Facilitating a Teacher Education Curriculum Using Preservice Teachers' Autobiographical Stories
Le Fevre, Deidre M.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n4 p779-787 May 2011
Preservice teachers' autobiographical stories can serve as a personal, powerful, and poignant curriculum for teacher education. This research examines what and how preservice teachers learned through sharing their own and witnessing others' autobiographical narratives in a literacy methods course. The teacher educator's key role is examined in facilitating a public context of vulnerability in which preservice teachers shared painful stories revealing their sociocultural inequalities and personal struggles as literacy learners. Roles of the teacher educator are discussed in the transformation of autobiographies into deep understandings, universal connections and substantive strategies for preservice teachers to teach literacy effectively with diverse students.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Teacher Education Curriculum, Literacy, Autobiographies, Teacher Educators, Student Diversity, Instructional Materials, Facilitators (Individuals), Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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