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Collaborative action research involves creating spaces for thoughtful discussion, not only about classroom practices but about schooling in general. The fairy tale created by the authors of this piece raises questions about autonomy, control, and the need for participation in the context of the current conservative climate.


This article was originally published in Language Arts, volume 74, issue 7, in 1997.


National Council of Teachers of English


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