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Evoking teachers experience through inquiry theatre: Implications and questions for the study of teachers’ lives and careers

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Charles Vanover

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This paper discusses the implications of a long running ethnodramatic project for the study of teachers' lives and careers. I briefly describe the more than 80 hours of stories I collected from teachers in Chicago and then discuss the process I used to dramatize these data. In order to communicate the "live creature" (Dewey, 1934) produced by the performances, I present a photo history of two of my shows. Because ethnodrama exists to produce dialogue rather than answers, I provide a set of questions about what the work implies for the study of teachers' lives and experiences