What’s Your Story? A Book Review of Leah Fowler’s A Curriculum of Difficulty: Narrative Research in Education and the Practice of Teaching (2006)


  • Lisa A. Mitchell Queen's University




This is a book review of Leah Fowler’s (2006) book entitled, A Curriculum of Difficulty: Narrative Research and the Practice of Teaching. This review was written as a complementary piece for Lisa A. Mitchell’s (2010) paper entitled, A Continuum of Learning: Enhancing Connections Between Teacher-Candidates and Education Graduate Students Through a Narrative Framework, which can also be found in this issue of in education.

Author Biography

Lisa A. Mitchell, Queen's University

Lisa A. Mitchell is currently a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She holds a Master of Education in Leadership Studies from the University of Victoria, a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia, and a Bachelor of Music from Capilano University. Prior to returning to university to pursue her PhD, Lisa was a full-time educator, having taught in the International Baccalaureate program at Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific in Victoria, BC and as a public high school teacher in northern Manitoba. She is currently teaching in the Bachelor of Education program at Queen’s University as the Graduate Teaching Fellow for FOCI 293: Understanding International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Teaching. Lisa’s PhD research in international education initiatives in Canadian universities focuses on transformative learning and the development of teacher identity through the use of narrative methodologies.