Description : The sixth volume in this series provides: guides for doing qualitative research; analysis of several autobiographies; hints on how to interpret what is not said in narrative interviews; discussion on how cultural meanings and values are transmitted across generations; and illustrations of the transformational power of stories.
Description : Narrative Therapy: Making Meaning, Making Lives offers a comprehensive introduction to the history and theory of narrative therapy. Influenced by feminist, postmodern, and critical theory, this edited volume illustrates how we make sense of our lives and experiences by ascribing meaning through stories that arise within social conversations and culturally available discourses.
Description : This book reports the work of a 20-year collaboration between a multidisciplinary group of clinicians and developmental scientists who have created and investigated a new tool to elicit and analyze children's narratives. This tool is the MacArthur Story Stem Battery, a systematic collection of story beginnings that are referred to as 'stems.' These stems are designed to elicit information from children about their representational worlds. This method is particularly exciting because using it allows developmental psychologists and others to gain information directly from children about their emotional states and what they are able to understand, and in turn, to use this information to explore significant emotional differences among children. This work will appeal to researchers and practitioners in developmental and clinical psychology.
Description : Illustrates interim narrative field texts of identity as teacher educator stories and demonstrates how researchers utilize common places of temporality, sociality, and place in analyzing narratives. This title describes conceptualizations of narrative research processes, bringing forward narrative tools and methods of layering narratives.
Description : The Constructivist Leader provides educational leaders at all levels with a conceptual framework for leadership defined as reciprocal, purposeful learning in community. The updated Second Edition of this best-selling book enables readers to carry this constructivist vision and purpose forward, while effectively implementing standards-based reform, authentic assessment, and constructivist-based accountability. This new edition features: an expanded theory of Constructivist Leadership reflecting the most recent thinking in leadership, learning, and ethical communities; a comprehensive approach to issues of equity, diversity, and multiculturalism; additional strategies for the implementation of constructivist leadership practice; principles and examples to guide new approaches to accountability; and much more!
Description : Throughout the course of the twentieth century, as newly formed nations sought ways to develop and formalize their national identity and acquire a range of identifiable national assets, we find new musical canons springing up across the world. But these canons are not arbitrary collections of works imposed on the public by the authorities. Rather they acquire deep resonance and meaning, both as national symbols and as musical repertoires imbued with aesthetic value. This book traces the formation of one such musical canon: the Twelve Muqam, a set of musical suites linked to the Uyghurs, who are one of China's minority nationalities, and culturally Central Asian Muslims.
Description : The author demonstrates how narrative inquiry and analysis are valid and important parts of the English discipline, too much so to be lost to academic politicking.