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Weaving Narrative Nets to Capture Classrooms : Multimethod Qualitative Approaches for Educational Research - David Geelan

Weaving Narrative Nets to Capture Classrooms

Multimethod Qualitative Approaches for Educational Research

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Weaving Narrative Nets to Capture Classrooms blends theory and practice in considering qualitative research in education. This book seeks to find an appropriate balance between deep, thoughtful consideration of issues related to qualitative research in education - methods, stances and standards - and practical 'how to' advice for beginning researchers. The author uses a particular research study he has conducted as an example of the issues addressed and the decisions made in qualitative research. This study includes 'School Stories': a compelling, 56 page, research-based 'novel' of classroom life reflecting on a year in the life of a group of teachers and students. This book is of interest to graduate students and faculty in educational research. Teachers who are inquiring into their own educational beliefs and practices in disciplined ways, often as part of a graduate degree, and those who supervise and support them, will find valuable, practical advice on conducting and writing research. The book raises questions to be addressed and issues for reflection, rather than making prescriptions.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Disciplined Inquiry in Chaotic Contexts
Fitting into the Field
But How Good is it?
Measuring the Tale
Research Questions and Contexts
Expectations and Constraints
Constructivism and the Nature of Science
Places to Stand, Ways to Look
School Stories: Prologue: Farewells
On the First Day
Teachers
Violence and Love
The Aggressive Uses of Irony
Trusting Tony
Depression, Incest and the Nature of Science
Divers Alarums
Happy Endings?
Talking to Carolyn
Of Nurture and Curriculum
Goodbye, Farewell and Amen
Tales of Different Kinds
The Real World?
Love and Life, Teaching and Learning
Where to from Here?
References
Index
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ISBN: 9781402017766
ISBN-10: 1402017766
Series: Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 31st December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 1.05