Narrative Research and Some Examples from the Study of Marginalizaton in Teaching
Freema Elbaz Luwisch 博士
In israel today, teaching is under a lot of stress and criticism and teachers feel very under-appreciated. Under the pressures of globalization, there are similar things happening in many parts of the world - intensification, deskilling and so on. We will look at the autobiographies of two Israeli teachers with quite different backgrounds, and see what we can learn from these stories about the role of teachers, the teaching profession, and improvement of teaching, from a consideration of these stories.
Dr. Freema Elbaz Luwisch is an associate professor in the Department of Learning, Instruction and Teacher Education, Faculty of Education at the University of Haifa (tenured since 1992). Luwisch got Ph.D. of educational theory at the University of Toronto, and won many rewards, such as Doctorate Honoris Causa, University of Oulu, and Allon Fellowship, Israel Higher Education Council. As an influential scholar, Dr. Luwisch has written many authored books, including Teacher Thinking: A Study of Practical Knowledge (1983), Teaching and Possibility: The Arts and Practices of Storytelling (2005), and Conle, C., Li, X., Elbaz-Luwisch, F. (2009) Shifting Polarized Positions: A Narrative Approach in Teacher Education (Conle, C., Li, X., Elbaz-Luwisch, F. , 2009) et al.