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"I could go work in a factory, but this is something I want to achieve": Narratives into social action
This paper is conceptually informed by a reading of Peter McLaren's work (1993). Drawing on the relationship that he signals between identity, narrative, and social action, it sets out to examine the ways in which identity ...
"I feel that I get by with what I do" - Using narrative as a conceptual tool for understanding social identity
(School of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2003)
Drawing on a qualitative study of a cohort of final year preprimary teacher college students, this paper motivates for narrative analysis as a suitable tool for accessing ‘insider accounts’ of social reality. Through an ...
Who teaches the teachers? Identity, discourse and policy in teacher education
In this article we argue that understanding the identities that teacher educators construct for themselves is central to effecting innovation within a changing policy environment. The article begins with a theoretical ...