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