27.08.2015

Huttunen, Heikkinen & Syrjälä - Narrative Research

Nimeke: Narrative Research: Voices of Teachers and Philosophers

Toimittanut: Rauno Huttunen, Hannu L. T. Heikkinen & Leena Syrjälä

ISBN: 951-39-0982-4

Julkaisija: University of Jyväskylä

Julkaistu: 2002

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Why do we tell our life stories? What is the point of studying narratives? What is the truth of narratives? How are narratives collected and studied by researchers? In this book the voices of teachers, education researchers, student teachers and philosophers join to form a polyphonic voice that attempts to answer these questions. They try to shed light on the obscure world of narrative research.

This book contains both theoretical articles and empirical examples of narrative research. The theoretical articles introduce and develop the basic concepts of narrative research and focus attention on its philosophical foundations. The empirical articles apply the narrative approach in a multi-dimensional way and provide a clear illustration of narrative research in action. The narrative data consists of teachers’ stories about teacher education and school practice.

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