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On Narrative Inquiry: Approaches to Language and Literacy Research
     

On Narrative Inquiry: Approaches to Language and Literacy Research

by David Schaafsma
 

ISBN-10: 0807752037

ISBN-13: 9780807752036

Pub. Date: 03/25/2011

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Can stories about students and classrooms be the basis for meaningful research? In this book, the authors describe--and tell illustrative stories about--the potential and limits of narrative for the purpose of inquiry in English education. They argue that narrative inquiry is uniquely suited to the questions educators are asking in the field today. The text includes

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Can stories about students and classrooms be the basis for meaningful research? In this book, the authors describe--and tell illustrative stories about--the potential and limits of narrative for the purpose of inquiry in English education. They argue that narrative inquiry is uniquely suited to the questions educators are asking in the field today. The text includes guidance for theorizing, defining, conducting, and crafting narrative inquiry. The final chapter is a literary comic!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807752036
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
03/25/2011
Series:
Language & Literacy Series NCRLL Series , #9
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
921,522
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

From the NCRLL Editors vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

1 Why Does Narrative Matter? 1

2 Entering a Conversation on Narrative: A Knot of Many Crossings 18

3 To Perceive Absence: Storying a Research Journey Sara Brock 36

4 Narrative Tracings: The Labyrinths and Corridors of Research Practices 50

5 Narrative Conversations: Questions of Efficacy 68

6 Storying Us Randi Dickson 85

7 The Very Public Private Studio: An Examination of Craft 95

8 Dilemmas of Craft Randi Dickson 115

9 Mind the Gaps Nick Sousanis 123

References 128

Index 138

About the Authors 146

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