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Jointly constructed narratives in classrooms: Co-construction of friendship and community through language
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TATE Volume 13, Number 1 ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

This article examines the joint construction of narratives in the everyday world of the classroom. Narratives from two ethnographic studies are presented. The preschool narratives illustrate how peer culture, friendship patterns, and identity are socially constituted in and through the discourse practices among members. The fifth grade written narratives illustrate ways in which the students viewed their bilingual class community as jointly constructed through the patterns of interaction and activity of everyday life. Additionally, we present an argument that writing about narratives involves a double narrative process that includes the voice of the researchers and the voices of those involved in the research.

Citation

Kyratzis, A. & Green, J. Jointly constructed narratives in classrooms: Co-construction of friendship and community through language. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 13(1), 17-37. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved December 13, 2019 from .

This record was imported from Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies on January 29, 2019. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0742-051X(96)00049-2