Becoming a Teacher: Using Narrative as Reflective Practice: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach (Counterpoints #411) (Hardcover)

Becoming a Teacher: Using Narrative as Reflective Practice: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach (Counterpoints #411) By Shirley R. Steinberg (Editor), Robert W. Blake (Editor), Brett Elizabeth Blake (Editor) Cover Image
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This is book number 411 in the Counterpoints series.


Becoming a Teacher revisits the concept of Teacher Lore (Schubert and Ayers, 1992), by providing a cross-disciplinary approach linking elements of narrative theory to all aspects of pre- and in-service teaching. In essence, it embraces the notion that what teachers say matters. The rationale behind this text is the idea that narrative can not only be a conceptual lens through which a particular discipline can be re-examined, but also an aid to help preservice teachers understand the potential importance of personal experience and reflective ways of knowing as they learn to become teachers. In addition, this book serves as a reminder to those of us in teacher education that the very mandates that control so much of our curricula, funding, and publishing decisions can be reconstructed to reflect what we know is good teaching - and what we know works, in spite of standardized testing and accountability measures that declare the opposite.

About the Author

Robert W. Blake Jr. is Associate Professor of Elementary Education at Towson University. By training and passion he is a science educator and focuses much of his work on helping pre-service elementary interns teach meaningful science to elementary students. Brett Elizabeth Blake is Professor in the School of Education at St. John's University, where she is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Vincentian Center for Social Justice and Poverty.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781433113314
ISBN-10: 1433113317
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: March 28th, 2012
Pages: 226
Language: English
Series: Counterpoints