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Liberating Scholarly Writing: The Power of Personal Narrative


reviewed by Joyce M. Lieberman 2005

coverTitle: Liberating Scholarly Writing: The Power of Personal Narrative
Author(s): Robert J. Nash
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807745251, Pages: 179, Year: 2004
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The subject of “scholarship” is all about loving ideas so much that we are willing to play with them, to take chances with them, to express our passions about them, to deliver them in some fresh, new ways; to nurture and care for them; and to continually test and challenge them in the company of others. —Robert J. Nash Liberating Scholarly Writing: The Power of Personal Narrative can be summed up in one word: liberating! In two words: a paradigm shift. One of the first books I was required to read, as a doctoral student in education policy at George Washington University a decade ago, was Kuhn’s (1962) The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. According to Kuhn, a paradigm shift is a change from one way of thinking to another. It’s a revolution, a transformation, a sort of metamorphosis. It does not just happen, but rather it is driven by agents of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1451-1454
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11727, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 3:21:25 AM

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  • Joyce Lieberman
    Northern Illinois University
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    JOYCE M. LIEBERMAN, Assistant Professor, Curriculum Leadership, Department of Teaching and Learning, Northern Illinois University. Research/teaching interests include education policy/change, professional development, and mentoring doctoral students.
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