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ERIC Number: EJ1048754
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: EISSN-1551-0670
Three Rejoinders in Search of an Author
Howley, Craig; Howley, Aimee; Yahn, Jacqueline
Journal of Research in Rural Education, v29 n12 2014
The three rejoinders that follow engage ideas in Amy Azano's critique (q.v.) (see ERIC Document: EJ1048750) of the study of dissertations with a dual focus on rural education and curriculum and instruction (C&I). Considering the issues Amy raises about authors and authority, the allusion to Luigi Pirandello's great twentieth century play, "Six Characters in Search of an Author," seems apt. Azano's critique asked the authors to entertain questions about authority and authorship among other related matters, and the authors respond, each separately according to the reflections evoked by the critique. To be clear: the critique has evoked (rather than provoked) these separately directed rejoinders. This is an issue otherwise understood as "method," and avoids the point-by-point parrying and defensiveness so often seen in these sorts of interchanges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A