Narrative and Experience in Multicultural Education explores the untapped potential that narrative and experiential approaches have for understanding multicultural issues in education. The research featured in the book reflects an exciting new way of thinking about human experience. The studies focus on the lives of students, teachers, parents, and communities, highlighting experiences seldom discussed in the literature. Most importantly, the work emphasizes the understanding of experience and transforming this understanding into social and educational significance.

The World in my Text: A Quest for Pluralism

The world in my text: A quest for pluralism

Confronting the world from moment to moment is also confronting the self.

Gergen & Gergen, 2000

Many educational researchers now accept the above as a condition of their work. Can we turn this “truism” around and say that confronting the self over a period of time is also confronting a world? My intent in this chapter is to confront ten years of my academic writing in order to examine the world of which that writing has been a part. Why? I sense an unstated hypothesis and an implicit agenda hidden among the rather far-flung topics of my work. This hypothesis and agenda are likely connected to the world confronted by ...

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