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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 Art of Narrative Inquiry: Embracing Emotion and Seeing Transformation
The art of narrative inquiry: Embracing emotion and seeing transformation
Chris LiskaCarger
Autobiographical Introduction

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Literacy Education at Northern Illinois University and have worked with diverse children my entire career. I taught in a dual-language elementary school program and a migrant educational project in New York and bilingual and English as a second language (ESL) programs in Illinois before teaching at the college level. My research has centered on multicultural and multilingual education, particularly with Latino students in the area of literacy learning. My book Of Borders and Dreams: A Mexican-American Experience of Urban Education (1996) presents the story of an adolescent of Mexican origin and his family's struggle to ...

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