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ERIC Number: EJ882873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0792
Narrative Strategies in Educational Research: Reflections on a Critical Autoethnography
Quicke, John
Educational Action Research, v18 n2 p239-254 Jun 2010
This article consists of critical reflections on an inclusion story I wrote about my own practice as a local education authority educational psychologist in the United Kingdom. The aim is to shed light on the process of producing stories and possibly also on criteria for judging them. As a critical reflective practitioner, I saw myself as writing an autoethnographic story of "resistance" but also one of "hope without illusions". In an extended commentary on samples of writing, I address issues to do with form and style in relation to the overall purpose of the story and the intended audiences. A number of concepts are identified that were found useful in constructing a narrative: life-world; hegemony and discourse; aesthetic merit; reflexivity; polyvocality; autobiography/autoethnography; confession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom