Explorations in Narrative Research

  • Ivor F. Goodson
  • Avril M. Loveless
  • David Stephens

Part of the Studies in Professional Life and Work book series (SPLW, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ivor F. Goodson
    Pages 1-9
  3. Carl Anders Säfström
    Pages 11-19
  4. Ragna Ådlandsvik
    Pages 21-32
  5. Molly Andrews
    Pages 33-41
  6. Maria do Carmo Martins
    Pages 83-89
  7. Avril Loveless
    Pages 107-121
  8. Marie Karlsson, Héctor Pérez Prieto
    Pages 141-152
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 153-154

About this book


There has been a major ‘turn’ towards narrative, biographical and life history approaches in the academy over the last 30 years. What are some of the new directions in narrative research? How do narrative research approaches help us to understand the world differently? What do we learn by listening to stories and narratives? How do narratives extend our understanding that other research approaches do not? This collection of work grows from a symposium organised to explore new directions in narrative research. What emerges is a fascinating, innovative and generative series of essays, generally exploring narrative enquiry and more specifically themes of culture and context, identity, teacher education and methodology. This book will be useful for students and researchers using narrative and biographical methods in a range of disciplines, including education, sociology, cultural and development studies.


culture and context identity methodology teacher education narrative research

Editors and affiliations

  • Ivor F. Goodson
    • 1
  • Avril M. Loveless
    • 2
  • David Stephens
    • 3
  1. 1.University of BrightonSussexUK
  2. 2.University of BrightonSussexUK
  3. 3.University of BrightonSussexUK

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