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ERIC Number: EJ932697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
Novices "In Story": What First-Year Teachers' Narratives Reveal about the Shady Corners of Teaching
Orland-Barak, Lily; Maskit, Ditza
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v17 n4 p435-450 2011
In a national contest of story writing in Israel, first-year teachers from all educational sectors were invited to write a story that mirrors their first year of teaching experience. The narrative analysis of the stories sheds light on the hostile and adverse sides of teaching, surfacing novices' sense of impotence in their capacity to act. The stories also shed light on the "human side" of teachers and teaching, reflecting the plots, heroes, and dramas that surround any teacher, regardless of the stage of professional expertise. Implications for the integration of narrative thought within the curricula in teacher education programs are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel