Narrative Inquiry, Autoethnography, and Moral Purpose

Nova Southeastern University
James F. Lane, Ed.D.
Presentation Date: 
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Event or Conference: 
The Qualitative Report Sixth Annual Conference
Presentation Type: 
Paper Presentation
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Presentation Location: 
United States
I propose a paper to explain how I utilized personal history inquiry, autoethnography, and narrative inquiry to delve deeper into myself and better understand my approach to my profession as a middle school principal. I will show how I focused on my own experiences and reflections, drawing on self-authored texts. Those included notes, memos, emails, and observations that I transcribed during the events, along with memories and reflections written several years later but cued by those texts.