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International Handbook of Student Experience in Elementary and Secondary SchoolTranslating Researchers: Re-imagining the Work of Investigating Students’ Experiences in School

International Handbook of Student Experience in Elementary and Secondary School: Translating... ALISON COOK-SATHER TRANSLATING RESEARCHERS: RE-IMAGINING THE WORK OF INVESTIGATING STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCES IN SCHOOL “Our own being is modified by each occurrence of comprehensive appropriation.” —Steiner, 1998, p. 315 “As we translate, we are translated.” —Cook-Sather, 2006a, p. 74 Researchers who seriously engage in the work of seeking out, taking up, and re-presenting students’ experiences of school not only translate what they gather but are also translated by it. Through researching and composing rich and varied accounts of how students in Australia, Canada, England, Ghana, Ireland, Pakistan, and the United States participate in and make sense of, develop within, and shape what happens in classrooms and schools, the authors of chapters included in this handbook observe, analyze, and present their f indings in new ways and, through doing so, they transform themselves as researchers. At the same time, through the attitudes and approaches they embrace, they open themselves and their work to being transformed by young people—their perspectives, priorities, and discourse. All of the chapters in this volume share a basic premise that serves as a catalyst for these transfor- mations: that interpretations and representations of students’ experiences, perspectives, and identities must be informed by students themselves, and, furthermore, that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

International Handbook of Student Experience in Elementary and Secondary SchoolTranslating Researchers: Re-imagining the Work of Investigating Students’ Experiences in School

Editors: Thiessen, Dennis; Cook-Sather, Alison

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© springer 2007
ISBN
978-1-4020-3366-7
Pages
829 –871
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3367-2_33
Publisher site
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Abstract

ALISON COOK-SATHER TRANSLATING RESEARCHERS: RE-IMAGINING THE WORK OF INVESTIGATING STUDENTS’ EXPERIENCES IN SCHOOL “Our own being is modified by each occurrence of comprehensive appropriation.” —Steiner, 1998, p. 315 “As we translate, we are translated.” —Cook-Sather, 2006a, p. 74 Researchers who seriously engage in the work of seeking out, taking up, and re-presenting students’ experiences of school not only translate what they gather but are also translated by it. Through researching and composing rich and varied accounts of how students in Australia, Canada, England, Ghana, Ireland, Pakistan, and the United States participate in and make sense of, develop within, and shape what happens in classrooms and schools, the authors of chapters included in this handbook observe, analyze, and present their f indings in new ways and, through doing so, they transform themselves as researchers. At the same time, through the attitudes and approaches they embrace, they open themselves and their work to being transformed by young people—their perspectives, priorities, and discourse. All of the chapters in this volume share a basic premise that serves as a catalyst for these transfor- mations: that interpretations and representations of students’ experiences, perspectives, and identities must be informed by students themselves, and, furthermore, that

Published: Jan 1, 2007

Keywords: Qualitative Research; Student Experience; Qualitative Research Method; Academic Engagement; Qualitative Researcher

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