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 explore the questions educators are asking in the field today. This book introduces us to narrative scholars who engage us in philosophical and methodological discussions, and it describes how narrative works in relation to the telling of a story or stories. It also provides examples of narrative inquiry to inspire you to create academic work that is both imaginative and responsible. On Narrative Inquiry will be useful to graduate students and novice and experienced researchers who want to learn more about the range of methodological considerations for compiling and presenting narrative accounts. Book jacket.
On Narrative Inquiry
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Approaches to Language and Literacy Research
Language and Literacy
Education & Reference