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The issue of positive and negative stories of teaching – and how to handle them – emerged as an issue for Hughes in the course of his fieldwork. His initial strategy involved writing a detailed letter to each of the individuals he sought to interview, indicating that he was particularly interested in what influence, if any – positive or negative – teachers had had on their lives. As he explained during the interview: “Some of them [informants] identified highly negative experiences. One person 2 The Power of Narrative to Enhance Quality in Teaching, Learning, and Research 27 was almost exclusively negative, and I felt that I had to live with that.

87). Used as a cognitive tool, narrative can enhance self-knowledge as well as generate new understandings and insights into others. Second, narrative facilitates the process of connecting with others – it enables us to relate to and empathise with people and their situations or circumstances as well as to bring together individuals and groups involved in related endeavours. Some researchers have determined that “narrative constitutes a fundamental resource in social interaction” (Thornborrow and Coates, 2005, p.

When the CEO of the school service was no longer someone with the intricate awarenesses of the professional educator, the centre of gravity for decisions about education policies, especially where they involved the creation of professionally sophisticated initiatives, passed from the bureaucrats (many of whom had no school management experience) to the principals of schools, now confident and confirmed by their graduate studies in both Administration and School-based Learning. The curriculum area had now become sophisticated and complex.

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