Teacher's Stories, Teacher's Lives

Teacher's Stories, Teacher's Lives

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In this book, we demonstrate a mode of teacher education that is practical in a non-technical sense and relies on Dewey's notion of curriculum as the reconstruction of experience. We present a curriculum that emerged through collaborative self-reflection and seeks to reconstruct personal histories of schooling. As four former preservice teachers and their instructor, we engaged in jointly constructed autobiographical inquiry in order to generate data on our own past and on our current histories of teaching and learning. We wanted to illuminate parts of our lives in schools that until now belonged to our 'normal' and taken-for-granted past. We did this in order to enjoy certain degrees of awareness and choice as to which of our living stories to reinforce and which to let run out in our classrooms today.Thata#39;s terrible and I think you have the right to say to that teacher in a polite and non aggressive manner, Miss, I would like it ... Ia#39;m talking about the nature of the respect that you as students show to teachers who do know your name. ... (pause pause pause) But I can understand how some of you might find my name difficult.

Title:Teacher's Stories, Teacher's Lives
Author:Carola Conle
Publisher:Nova Publishers - 2006


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