Narrative inquiry into (re)imagining alternative schools: a case study of Kevin Gonzales.

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dc.contributor.author Kim, Jeong-Hee
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-16T14:11:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-16T14:11:36Z
dc.date.issued 2011-06-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/9253
dc.description.abstract Although there are many alternative schools that strive for the successful education for their students, negative images of alternative schools persist. While some alternative schools are viewed as “idealistic havens,” many are viewed as “dumping grounds,” or “juvenile detention centers.” Employing narrative inquiry, this article interrogates how a student, Kevin Gonzales, experiences his alternative education and raises questions about the role of alternative schools. Kevin Gonzales’s story is presented in a literary form of biographical journal to provide a “metaphoric loft” that helps us imagine other students like Kevin. This, in turn, provokes us to examine our current educational practice, and to (re)imagine ways in which alternative education can provide the best possible educational experiences for disenfranchised students who are increasingly underserved by the public education system. en_US
dc.relation.uri http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/09518390903468321 en_US
dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education: Kim, J. (2011). International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 24(1), 77- 96. The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/09518390903468321 en_US
dc.subject Narrative inquiry en_US
dc.subject Alternative education en_US
dc.subject Biographical journals en_US
dc.title Narrative inquiry into (re)imagining alternative schools: a case study of Kevin Gonzales. en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi: 10.1080/09518390903468321 en_US
dc.citation.epage 96 en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education en_US
dc.citation.spage 77 en_US
dc.citation.volume 24 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid jhkim en_US

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