1st Edition

Engaging in Narrative Inquiries with Children and Youth





ISBN 9781629582191
Published March 24, 2016 by Routledge
238 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Renowned scholar and founder of the practice of narrative inquiry, D. Jean Clandinin, and her coauthors provide researchers with the theoretical underpinnings and processes for conducting narrative inquiry with children and youth. Exploring the unique ability of narratives to elucidate the worldview of research subjects, the authors highlight the unique steps and issues of working with these special populations. The authors

  • address key ethical issues of anonymity and confidentiality, the relational issues of co-composing field and research texts with subjects, and working within the familial contexts of children and youth;
  • include numerous examples from the authors’ studies and others – many from indigenous communities-- to show narrative inquiry in action;
  • should be invaluable to researchers in education, family relations, child development, and children’s health and services.

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Narrative Inquiry: A Relational Research Methodology
Chapter 2: Elements of Design in Narrative Inquiry
Chapter 3: Narrative Beginnings in Work with Children and Youth
Chapter 4: Living within the Layered Landscapes of Narrative Inquiry
Chapter 5: Finding Participants Within and Outside Institutional Contexts
Chapter 6: Negotiating Entry with Children and Youth
Chapter 7: Ongoing Wakefulness to Multiple Stories to Live By: Ripples Into Lives
Chapter 8: Coming Alongside Children and Youth in the Field Within Familial Contexts
Chapter 9: Co-composing Field Texts with Children and Youth
Chapter 10: Moving to Interim Research Texts with Children and Youth
Chapter 11: Meeting Donovan: A Narrative Account
Chapter 12: Moral and Ethical Considerations Around Representations in Final Research Texts
Chapter 13: Issues of Quality: Touchstones of Narrative Inquiry with Children and Youth
Chapter 14: The Relational Ethics of Narrative Inquiry
References
Index
About the Authors

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