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dc.contributor.advisorWason-Ellam, Lindaen_US
dc.creatorMcKay, Patricia A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-28T22:00:06Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-04T04:30:06Z
dc.date.available2009-04-29T08:00:00Zen_US
dc.date.available2013-01-04T04:30:06Z
dc.date.created2008en_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.submitted2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/etd-04282008-220006en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this inquiry was to retell and represent the life that I have lived as I explore how I adapted my professional practice for students in an alternative program. This naturalistic inquiry is positioned as a self narrative. Retrospection and reflection enabled me to bring together my construction of self and my journey of teaching as I attempted to explain how I know what I know about working with at risk students and alternative programming. The collection of data comes from my personal experience; thus I am observer, participant, and narrator. Threaded throughout this thesis are interwoven stories which create the fabric of my teaching experience. Each narrative represents justification of teacher knowledge and a refocusing of the lens through which I viewed at risk students and their marginalized position in our education system. As teachers we must first establish a relationship with our students and develop an empathetic understanding of the circumstances of the life experiences each one brings to the classroom. By understanding their past, we can make the school experience a positive influence in their lives and hopefully smooth out their way to a successful future.en_US
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dc.subjectAt-risk studentsen_US
dc.subjectAlternative programsen_US
dc.subjectNarrative inquiryen_US
dc.subjectConstsructed knowingen_US
dc.titleJourney toward knowing : a narrative inquiry into one teacher's experience with at-risk studentsen_US
thesis.degree.departmentCurriculum Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCurriculum Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewanen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Education (M.Ed.)en_US
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dc.type.genreThesisen_US


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