Writing our Way to Meaning and Wholeness in the Academy
How Stories Heal illustrates the value of personal narrative writing. Referring to this type of writing as the «turn to the subjective I» or to «me-search research», this is a book about Scholarly Personal Narrative (SPN) writing, actually written in an SPN style. This book will satisfy a huge need in higher education and scholarship, particularly for students who are writing undergraduate and graduate theses and doctoral dissertations; and also for junior and senior faculty who are looking to construct alternative forms of scholarship for publication.
Part 3: The Transformative Power of Scholarly Personal Narrative Writing about Change from the Field
The Transformative Power of Scholarly Personal Narrative
Writing about Change from the Field
The three SPN authors in this section are highly respected professionals in their fields. Wind Paz-Amor is the Associate Director of the Living-Learning Complex on the University of Vermont Campus. Madelyn A. Nash is a recently retired elementary school guidance counselor who has worked in Vermont public schools for several decades. And Jennifer Prue is a University of Vermont professor who has been trained as a clinical psychologist, and who is currently a faculty member in the teacher-preparation program in the College of Education and Social Services. What all three SPN writers have in common is their steadfast belief in the proposition that change must start from within the person before change can happen outside the person—whether in the workspace, the playspace, the homespace, or the schoolspace. Each author tells a unique story of personal and professional transformation. Each author writes from the heart as well as from the head. Each has made a profound difference in their respective professions. ← 145 | 146 → ← 146 | 147 →
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