This article was published Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 27 number 4,
Author(s): Deidre M. Le Fevre, "Creating and Facilitating A Teacher Education Curriculum Using Preservice Teachers’ Autobiographical Stories", Pages 779–787, Copyright Elsevier (May 2011).
In this article, the author examines preservice teachers’ autobiographical stories in a literacy methods course as a curriculum for teacher education.
The teacher educator’s key role is examined in facilitating a public context of vulnerability in which preservice teachers shared painful stories revealing their sociocultural inequalities and personal struggles as literacy learners.
Roles of the teacher educator are discussed in the transformation of autobiographies into deep understandings, universal connections and substantive strategies for preservice teachers to teach literacy effectively with diverse students.