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.

Examining School-Community Connections through Stories

Examining School-Community Connections through Stories

Examining school-community connections through stories
Saundra MurrayNettles

Autobiographical Introduction

My story almost ended nearly a decade ago. On January 19, 1995, doctors removed an orange-sized brain tumor that had grown up with me, undetected until days before the operation. While the tumor was scrambling my central nervous system, I had been learning about young people's psychosocial resilience, often defined as the ability to bounce back after adversity. Suddenly, at forty-eight, and in the middle of my career as an educational researcher with appointments at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University, I began to look for others who had written about similar experiences of brain disease and a return to wholeness. But I could find only two books that told survivors' tales ...

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