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ERIC Number: EJ834717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0159-6306
Identity, Narrative and Practitioner Research: A Lacanian Perspective
Brown, Tony; England, Janice
Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, v26 n4 p443-458 Dec 2005
This paper sets out to show how some theoretical concepts derived from Lacanian psychoanalysis might be put to work in the business of reflective practitioner research in education. It seeks to offer a more sophisticated, reflexively produced account of researcher identity built out of the narrative generated within a research enquiry. It illustrates, with reference to examples of writing from a specific research project, carried out within the context of a higher degree, how one teacher-researcher has used the concepts in forging a more productive understanding of her own evolving identity as a researcher through a process predicated on developing her own professional functioning. Shifting perspectives are provided on what the researcher wants from the enquiry as the researcher herself unfolds and analyses the successive phases of her narrative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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