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ERIC Number: EJ833554
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
School as Parkland: Re-Storying the Story of Cochrane School
Craig, Cheryl J.
Teacher Education and Practice, v20 n2 p131-147 Spr 2007
The narrative inquiry reported in this study offers a partial view of Cochrane Academy's nuanced landscape. This article elaborates a theoretical frame, then uses different story perspectives to survey Cochrane's professional knowledge landscape over time. It relates what currently is Cochrane Academy to parkland landscape, and it discusses the political situation surrounding what was formerly Cochrane Elementary School that led to its transformation. It ends with cautionary notes concerning how parks and schools, the people who inhabit them, and the communities that they serve must be cared for and nurtured. Considerable attention is paid to a shifting story of community, a developing story of school, and a story of federally mandated reform. Meaning is additionally excavated through uncovering individual and shared stories lived and told over time, especially before and in the aftermath of the landmark 1954 "Brown v. Board of Education" decision. (Contains 1 table, 2 figures and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York