ERIC Number: EJ820422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
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Narrative Inquiries of Geographically Close Schools: Stories Given, Lived, and Told
Craig, Cheryl J.
Teachers College Record, v109 n1 p160-191 2007
Using the "story constellations" version of narrative inquiry, I tell of two schools--Cochrane Academy and Hardy Academy--that evolved from a shared social narrative history and that were given stories of school and stories of reform that had many features in common. I detail how the founding principals' narratives informed the teachers' knowledge and shaped the school contexts in distinctive ways. I illuminate how different confluences of factors gave rise to different metaphors--with different interpretive twists--that the educators subsequently came to live school reform by.
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Educational Change, Principals, School Culture, Educational History, Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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