Using Journaling and Autoethnography to Create Counter-Narratives of School Exclusion in Britain

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Abstract

In the chapter, ‘Using Journaling and Autoethnography to Create Counter-Narratives of School Exclusion in Britain’ (Ch26), Helen Woodley describes how she initially sought to give excluded pupils a voice, in the hope that she could put their views to policy-makers and, consequently, convince them to make appropriate adjustments to decisions that affect such pupils. As part of the process, Helen was also exploring ways to collect data without disrupting class activities. This led to her choosing to write field notes, then to more reflective writing and eventually to journaling. Initially this was a way of recording, reflecting and analysing in narrative form but it became a means of self-discovery. Her chapter offers insights into the way this method can be adopted by others
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiscourses We Live By
Subtitle of host publicationFound through and within private and professional narratives
EditorsHazel R. Wright, Marianne Høyen
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherOpen Book Publishers
Chapter26
Pages569-586
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781783748549, 9781783748532, 9781800646148, 9781783748563, 9781783748556
ISBN (Print)9781783748518, 9781783748525
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Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2020

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