Untangling Teachers’ Images of Their Futures Through Their Responses to the Futures Narratives of Children

by Debra Bateman

ABSTRACT

A significant amount of research has been undertaken exploring individuals’ images of a future. What often remains uninterrogated are the ways in which others’ respond to these images of a future, as they are articulated through narrative discourses. This paper, then, seeks to address this void through the presentation of research which considers the ways that teachers’ perceptions of “the future” are consolidated and challenged, as they work with children in a classroom setting.

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