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Carger, Chris Liska – Teaching Education, 1993
A Caucasian teacher reflects on her experiences over the years of being part of and then teaching within diverse student populations, explaining what it feels like to be white in a world so worried about, yet so often unfair to, people of color. (SM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Black Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Saunders, Shari – Teaching Education, 1991
African-American teacher educator describes her educational experiences. Though elementary school peers and teachers were predominantly African-American, there was no focus on African-American history and diversity. Her secondary and postsecondary years in predominantly white schools showed her the need for multicultural education and helped shape…
Descriptors: Blacks, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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McLaughlin, H. James – Teaching Education, 1994
Paper examines how one teacher conceived of classroom authority during three phases of his educational experience (student teaching, graduate school, and university teaching), suggesting that teacher educators must incorporate serious discussions about the nature of authority in the same way that K-12 teachers ought to question how they enact…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Instruction, Discipline
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Goodson, Ivor – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1994
Argues that many recent collaborative research projects conducted by classroom teachers and teacher educators have focused too narrowly on educational practice, which is subject to the vagaries of the current political and social climate. Identifies strategies for broader focused research that concentrates on the teacher's life and work. (MDM)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnography
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Craig, Cheryl J. – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1999
Explains the evolution of the parallel stories methodology of contextualizing teacher knowledge, including substantive, theoretical, and conceptual understandings that arise from the inquiry and the implications the approach holds for teacher education programs. The paper also presents excerpts from a current publication to illustrate the…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Context Effect, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Collay, Michelle – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1998
Examines the dynamic process of "recherche" on new teacher learning, presenting collaborative research as a shared quest for understanding by participant and researcher. Describes reflective, interpretive research and reveals how the life histories of three new teachers, provided via their reflections upon their first months of teaching,…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Personal Narratives, Reflective Teaching
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McEwan, Hunter – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1997
Two functions of narrative common in educational discourse are coercive and emancipatory narratives. To account for the apparently contradictory purposes, researchers must take a longitudinal view and understand the contexts in which narratives arise. Research on teaching must make provisions for the multifunctionality of narrative. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education
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Doyle, Walter – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1997
Examines the problems of "truth" in the use of narratives to study teaching, highlighting the themes of universality and control that have dominated the study of teaching and conceptions of relationships between research and social policy. The paper examines issues underlying debates over proper understanding of narrative to promote…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers
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Goodson, Ivor F. – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1997
Examines the currently strong movement toward the sponsorship of teachers' stories and narratives in educational research at a time when teachers' work is being technicalized and narrowed. The paper argues that new modalities using teacher stories and narratives as a starting point need to embrace wider historical and political discourses.…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Fenstermacher, Gary D. – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1997
This paper points out the larger issues related to narrative research, explaining that one of narrative research's valuable contributions in education is the revelation of the intentions and beliefs of teachers. The paper reviews and summarizes 10 articles in this theme issue on narrative research. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Diamond, C. T. Patrick – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1993
Authoring provides a powerful model for promoting and studying teacher thinking. The paper explores the development of one teacher's thinking in terms of voices expressing an expanding community of selves, noting narrative and voice and thought construction processes. Narrative self-inquiry helps teachers construct a new community of selves. (SM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Inquiry
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Olson, Margaret R. – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1995
Narrative authority is presented as an alternative to positivism in teacher education research and curricula, emphasizing the personal practical knowledge of everyone involved in teacher education. After describing Dewey's conception of experience, the paper discusses the construction of knowledge from experience and the influence of authority,…
Descriptors: Cooperating Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Experience
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Elbaz-Luwisch, Freema – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1997
Narrative research creates such political issues as validation of narrative knowledge, relationships of power and authority, and distinction between the public and private domains. Issues examined are the politics of research in a "narrative" mode, which challenges traditional research; issues of power in collaborative research…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, College Faculty, Collegiality, Educational Research