Annotated Bibliography of Resources for Educational Reform, Coherent Teaching Practice, and Improved Student Learning

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  • Marble, S. (1997). Narrative visions of schooling. Teaching and Teacher Education, 13, 55-64.

Three teams of preservice teachers created and presented school "portraits" based on research in an elementary school setting. Each of the portrait teams chose a different point of view for their researchÑstudents, administrators, or researchers of teachers' practice. The last is a classic educational research perspective. The stories of their efforts and narrative decisions reveal that each team moved from a point of view external to the school to one more internally situated in the actions of teaching. As the students constructed their own stories of the school, their relationships with others in the school setting, their knowledge about schooling, and their educational decision making were all affected, resulting in powerful visions of schooling.

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