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Fire & Ice: Igniting and Channeling Passion in New Qualitative Researchers
     

Fire & Ice: Igniting and Channeling Passion in New Qualitative Researchers

by Carol A. Mullen
 
Fire & Ice presents the educational inquiry process to school practitioners and aspiring leaders. The context for this study is unusual because it addresses inquiry learning at both the master’s and doctoral level and within group settings. The picture that emerges illustrates ways for mentors to engage graduate students in learning, writing, and research

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Fire & Ice presents the educational inquiry process to school practitioners and aspiring leaders. The context for this study is unusual because it addresses inquiry learning at both the master’s and doctoral level and within group settings. The picture that emerges illustrates ways for mentors to engage graduate students in learning, writing, and research through collaborative structures, with an emphasis on learning communities as the primary vehicle for growth and success. In the book, graduate students have served as research participants, focus group members, and survey respondents in their dual role as peer mentor. Because graduate education is being challenged to meet the changing needs of the twenty-first century, the influence of the professions on academic degrees has meant that students must develop as scholar practitioners instead of strictly intellectual academics. Metaphorically, the fire (possibility, desire, and content) and ice (restraint, structure, and form) of scholarly inquiry is used as a literary device to capture what it might mean for students to perform inquiry.

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«Carol A. Mullen captures the intense fire of creative scholarship, discipline, and love required in mentoring graduate students through exciting reflective inquiry. This book should be within reach when you have doctoral students frozen on chapter three of their proposals or dissertations.» (John R. Hoyle, Professor of Educational Administration, Texas A&M University)
«‘Fire & Ice’ signals a significant developmental milestone in conversations about educational case study. Carol A. Mullen uses case study to create conversational spaces within her graduate courses and then to extend the conversations into the spaces of public education and academic discourse. Students explore many enriching opportunities for thinking more critically about substantive educational issues encountered in practice.» (Maria E. Piantanida, Adjunct Associate Professor of Administrative and Policy Studies, University of Pittsburgh)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820471464
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
12/23/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328

Meet the Author

The Author: Carol A. Mullen is Associate Professor of Leadership Studies at the University of South Florida and a graduate of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She specializes in mentorship and graduate student inquiry, and supervises Writers-in-Training (WITs), a thriving doctoral cohort. Dr. Mullen has published over one hundred journal articles and book chapters, and, as guest editor, eleven special issues of academic journals. This award-winning researcher has also published five other books, most recently Climbing the Himalayas of School Leadership: The Socialization of Early Career Administrators (2004). Dr. Mullen is Editor of the refereed international journal Mentoring & Tutoring.

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