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ERIC Number: EJ1068166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1559-9035
The Power of Students' Stories: Narrative Inquiry in English Education
Knight, Suzanne D.
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v5 n1 p48-58 2009
This theoretical article outlines the rationale behind one teacher educator's decision to use student-written narratives as part of a narrative inquiry in a year-long English methods course. The article is an explication of why narrative inquiry, as both an individual and a collective endeavor, can be a powerful tool for student learning. Finally, the author explores the epistemological underpinnings of such an inquiry, as well as the stance a teacher educator might take when engaging in narrative inquiry.
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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