Teachers' Stories. From Personal Narrative to Professional Insight

  • ID: 2217711
  • Book
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Storytelling––or narrative––is gaining acceptance as an important tool for professional development, research, and teaching. This book shows how teachers and educators can use stories of their professional experiences to reflect on their own practice, articulate values and beliefs, give shape and form to teaching theory, and better understand decision–making processes. The book offers strategies for generating, sharing, and using narrativeand illustrates its points with many rich classroom stories.
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Foreword.

1. Teachers′ Stories, Teachers′ Knowledge.

2. How Narrative Connects.

3. What Students Can Teach Us.

4. The Practice of Reflection.

5. Dilemmas of Teaching.

6. Professional Development.

7. From Narrative to Insight.

8. Strategies for Generating Narrative.
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MARY RENCK JALONGO is an author, consultant, and teacher educator. She has written five books and numerous articles on a variety of educational topics. Jalongo was named outstanding professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she is a graduate program coordinator and teaches undergraduate methods courses and doctoral level courses in the College of Education.

JOAN P. ISENBERG is a professor in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University, where she coordinates three programs and, in 1990, received the Distinguished Faculty Award. She is the author of four books and numerous articles.
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