Narrative Inquiries of Geographically Close Schools: Stories Given, Lived, and Told
by Cheryl J. Craig - 2007
Using the “story constellations” version of narrative inquiry, I tell of two schools—Cochrane Academy and Hardy Academy—that evolved from a shared social narrative history and that were given stories of school and stories of reform that had many features in common. I detail how the founding principals’ narratives informed the teachers’ knowledge and shaped the school contexts in distinctive ways. I illuminate how different confluences of factors gave rise to different metaphors—with different interpretive twists—that the educators subsequently came to live school reform by.
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