A Conversation with the Research of John Smyth
Chapter Two: Teachers’ Work
Norman Denzin (2013), commenting on the effect C. Wright Mills had on him as a young scholar entering graduate school, provides a nice entry point for my own reflexive piece on teachers’ work. According to Denzin (2013):
Mills exhorted sociologists to write from their biographies into the spaces of history and culture. He urged writers with the sociological imagination to connect biography and history, to join the personal with the public (p. 1).
What I want to do here is reinsert myself in my historical past, in order to create the conditions to write myself into the present and bring the readers of this book along as well.
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