Pre-Service Teachers Narrative Analysis

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The Narrative Analysis of Pre-service Teachers’ Responses to the Revolution of Dignity Pre-service teachers’ narratives revealed a variation in their psychological processes used for understanding and explaining an extreme social situation. Although the pre-service teachers were expected to give short answers, an overwhelming majority of them chose to write narratives in which they provided complete answers to express their personal opinions, emotions, and feelings describing the details of the real life situations and tragedies. Evident from their narratives, the majority of the participants [N = 43] experienced a sudden surge of nationalism, which they described as a positive value, as “national awakening,” and a struggle for national independence. United by nation-building nationalism in the wider sense, which…show more content…
Judgments of one of the pre-service teachers that reflect the views of her friends from Luhansk are as follows: “The participation of young people in the revolutionary actions in Kiev, and then across Ukraine really impressed me. I realized that I need to be an active participant in various public actions, which are crucial for the development of the state. Large numbers of people in Luhansk do not perceive themselves as citizens of Ukraine. For them, Ukraine—are nationalists. They are afraid of the national ideas, and of the Ukrainian language. I think that it is necessary for us to identify ourselves with the state.” “The fight for a free and democratic Ukraine—is not nationalism, but it is civil liability … There are so many people who are willing to give their lives for the freedom and independence of Ukraine, it has really affected me.” A student from Crimea expressed her opinion as

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