Writing the narratives of social transformation: how do I enable others to speak for themselves?

Jean McNiff,
Professor of Educational Research, York St John University, UK

Introduction: Setting the scene and framing the picture

This paper is about how I try to enable people to do and write their action research, within a range of different contexts, as they ask questions of the kind, ‘How do I improve my practice?’ (Whitehead, 1989) and ‘How do I explain how I hold myself accountable for what I am doing?’ Because it is written within the genre of self-study action research, it becomes an account of how I have developed my own epistemology of practice as a professional educator and as a writer. 

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