ERIC Number: EJ796261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Helping Experienced and Future Teachers Build Professional Interaction Skills through the Writing and Reading of Narratives
Mathison, Carla; Pohan, Cathy A.
Issues in Teacher Education, v16 n1 p61-73 Spr 2007
While case studies and narratives are often used in teacher preparation programs, the focus of these materials is usually upon the examination of effective strategies in instruction, assessment, and classroom management. The investigation described in this article examined the value of teacher stories about professional interactions for both the writers of the stories and the future teachers who read the stories. Following this is a description of research designed to investigate the power of narrative (stories) to foster reflective thinking about "professional interactions" between teachers and: (1) students, (2) parents of students, (3) principals, and (4) fellow teachers.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Case Studies, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs, Personal Narratives, Teachers, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods, Teacher Student Relationship, Parent School Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Peer Relationship, Interprofessional Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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