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“…and they lived happily ever after!” The use of narrative in researching Greek and Turkish student teachers’ perceptions of the ethnic other


This research aims to examine the perceptions of Greek and Turkish female undergraduate and postgraduate student teachers concerning the 'ethnic self', the 'ethnic other' and the desired inter relationship. Narrative inquiry methodology was used and the sample members’ narratives were analyzed. A folk tale was written for this purpose and given to the participants where the main characters represented the 'ethnic self' and the 'ethnic other'. The participants were asked to complete the story in their own way. The findings of the research highlighted that the narratives of both Greek and Turkish student teachers often present the common stereotypes concerning the 'ethnic other'. However, they also express the desire that these stereotypes be overcome through the creation of a fruitful and effective relationship between the 'ethnic self' and the 'ethnic other'.

Yayınlandığı Kaynak : The Journal of Teacher Education and Educators
  • Yıl : 2015
  • Cilt : 4
  • ISSN : 2147-0456
  • Sayı : 2
  • Sayfa Aralığı : 0-0
  • IO Kayıt No : 25990
  • Yayıncı : JTEE