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ERIC Number: EJ974210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
The Writer Is at the Center of the Scholarship: Partnering Me-Search and Research
Nash, Robert J.; Bradley, DeMethra LaSha
About Campus, v17 n1 p2-11 Mar-Apr 2012
For years, the authors have heard the pleas of students, administrators, staff, and faculty to be able to write more personally--for publication, course assignments, theses, and dissertations. They have heard educators throughout the United States talk about the value of personal narrative writing as a way to take a different in-depth look at an experience, a social condition, and other profession-related phenomena. The approach that their colleagues want is what the authors call "me-search"--bringing the "me" into the research. In this article, the authors demonstrate how taking a vigorous approach to this "me-search" can positively shift what is perceived of as "knowing" in higher education. While they use an example from student affairs to illustrate how this "me-search" process can combine with traditional research to broaden the understanding of knowing, they are convinced that it applies across contexts, from undergraduate classroom to administrative boardroom.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States