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Title: Creating our class story: a narrative inquiry into a mainstream grade one teacher's journey with EAL students
Authors: Devlin, Katherine
Supervisor: Li, Yi (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning)
Examining Committee: Serebrin, Wayne (Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) Huber, Janice (University of Regina)
Graduation Date: October 2012
Keywords: EAL
Elementary
Narrative
Issue Date: 31-Aug-2012
Abstract: Diverse cultures continue to intersect on the school landscape in Manitoba. This autobiographical narrative inquiry (Clandinin & Connelly, 2000) documents 4 years of my experience as a Grade 1 elementary teacher working with an increasing number of English as an Additional Language (EAL) students. Between 2008 and 2011, I invited each class of students to engage in a collaborative writing project entitled Our Class Story where they shared their personal journeys to Grade 1. Drawing upon my field notes, journal entries, previous writings, and photographs, I tell four separate stories of my experience as this class project evolved over time with different groups of students. I then explore how working on Our Class Story shifted my teaching practice and beliefs about teaching EAL Early Years Learners.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8591
Appears in Collection(s):FGS - Electronic Theses & Dissertations (Public)
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