Composing Diverse Identities
Narrative Inquiries into the Interwoven Lives of Children and Teachers
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Composing Diverse Identities by D. Jean Clandinin
Book DescriptionIn a climate of increasing emphasis on testing, measurable outcomes, competition and efficiency, the real lives of children and their teachers are often neglected or are too messy and intricate to legislate and quantify. As such, curricula are designed without including the very people that compose the identities of schools. Here Clandinin takes issue with this tendency, bringing together a collection of narratives from seven writers who spent a year in an urban school, exploring the experiences and contributions of children, families, teachers and administrators. These stories show us an alternative way of attending to what counts in schools, shifting away from the school as a business model towards an idea of schools as places to engage citizenship and to attend to the wholeness of people's lives. Articulating the complex ethical dilemmas and issues that face people and schools every day, this fascinating study puts school life under the microscope raises new questions about who and what education is for.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415362184
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 26-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author D. Jean Clandinin
Handbook of Narrative Inquiry, Hardback (February 2007)
Offers an overview of the methodology of narrative inquiry. This book outlines the historical development and philosophical underpinnings of narrative inquiry as well as describes different forms of narrative inquiry. It offers coverage of various disciplines and viewpoints from around the world.
Composing Diverse Identities, Paperback (May 2006)
Features a collection of narratives, from seven writers who spent a year in an urban school. This title also explores the experiences and contributions of children, families, teachers, and administrators. Offering a study of school life under the microscope, it aims to raise questions about who and what education is for.
Narrative Inquiry, Paperback (September 2004)» View all books by D. Jean Clandinin
Shows how narrative inquiry can be used in educational and social science research. Tracing the origins of narrative inquiry in the social sciences, this book offer practical ideas for conducting fieldwork, composing field notes, and conveying research results. It also includes stories and examples that reveal a range of narrative methods.
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Author Biography - D. Jean Clandinin
D. Jean Clandinin is Professor and Director of the Centre for Research for Teacher Education and Development at the University of Alberta, Canada. Janice Huber and Anne Murray Orr are Assistant Professors at St. Francis Xavier University, Canada. Marilyn Huber is a doctoral student at the University of Alberta, Canada. Marni Pearce is a senior education manager with the Alberta Government. M. Shaun Murphy is a Research Associate and Pam Steeves is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada.
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