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ERIC Number: EJ864201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Research on the Boundaries: Narrative Inquiry in the Midst of Organized School Reform
Craig, Cheryl J.
Journal of Educational Research, v103 n2 p123-136 2010
The author centers on narrative inquiry as a "multilayered and many stranded" form of qualitative research (Clandinin & Connelly, 2000, p. xvii), one that unfurls in the midst of a plethora of social phenomena and other research agendas (Conle, 1999). In the article, the narrative inquiry broadly relates to organized school reform in the years leading up to and immediately following the introduction of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (2002). The work depicts the narrative inquirer as part of a human parade (Connelly & Clandinin, 1999) situated on a continuum of time, place, the personal, and the social (Clandinin & Connelly, 2000). The narrative inquirer, similar to all other researchers, is complicit not only in what stories become lived and relived but also in how stories become told and retold about experiences encountered and enacted in the field of education. In this particular instance, the author focuses on the bumping up places between narrative inquiry and other research and societal perspectives while discussing, from a methodological point of view, the interstices where teacher knowledge, school context, and organized reform meet. (Contains 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001