Whose story is it anyway? Reflecting on a collaborative research project with/in an educational community

Greg Vass, Michelle Bishop, Katherine Thompson, Pauline Beller, Calita Murray, Jane Tovey, Maxine Ryan

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Abstract

In this chapter, we present a collection of short vignettes about the Culture, Community and Curriculum Project. This is an action research study that is designed to establish and support collaborations between people from the local Aboriginal community and classroom teachers. The stories from the various contributors serve to illustrate that our personal histories and current location within the project, result in seeing and thinking about the study in ways that differ in thought-provoking ways. Central to the concerns underpinning this chapter then, are questions about what sorts of stories can and should be told about the project. As such, rather than attempting to bring these differences together to offer a cohesive account, or to compare them in potentially problematic ways, the approach to co-constructing the chapter has adopted ‘refusal’ as an analytic practice. In this way, we hope to highlight how and why it is worth pursuing efforts that interrupt dominant knowledge-making practices.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQuestions of culture in autoethnography
EditorsPhiona Stanley, Greg Vass
Place of PublicationNew York, USA
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter15
Pages167-181
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781315178738
ISBN (Print)9781138919587, 9781138908642
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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    Vass, G., Bishop, M., Thompson, K., Beller, P., Murray, C., Tovey, J., & Ryan, M. (2018). Whose story is it anyway? Reflecting on a collaborative research project with/in an educational community. In P. Stanley, & G. Vass (Eds.), Questions of culture in autoethnography (pp. 167-181). New York, USA: Routledge.