WHAT CAN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CONTRIBUTE TO EMERGING EVIDENCE ON BASIC SKILLS PROVISION FOR OFFENDERS ON PROBATION SUPERVISION?

Investigating Educational Policy Through Ethnography

ISBN: 978-0-76231-018-0, eISBN: 978-1-84950-210-8

ISSN: 1529-210X

Publication date: 22 April 2003

Abstract

The horizons ring me like faggots Tilted and disparate, and always unstable. Touched by a match, they might warm me, And their fine lines singe The air to orange (Plath, 1977).I first read Sylvia Plath’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ almost twenty years ago, when I taught it as part of a poetry anthology. I am a keen walker, and I have often repeated these lines to myself when out walking, to encourage myself over particularly difficult terrain. At times, I have wondered why Sylvia Plath, an American, had written a poem entitled ‘Wuthering Heights’. It was only this year, when I read Sylvia Plath’s Letters Home (Plath, 1999) and Elaine Feinstein’s biography (Feinstein, 2001) of Plath’s husband Ted Hughes, that I realized that Ted Hughes’ family lived near Wuthering Heights. In short, to enrich my understanding of the poem, I needed biographical detail.

Citation

Hudson, C. (2003), "WHAT CAN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH CONTRIBUTE TO EMERGING EVIDENCE ON BASIC SKILLS PROVISION FOR OFFENDERS ON PROBATION SUPERVISION?", walford, G. (Ed.) Investigating Educational Policy Through Ethnography (Studies in Educational Ethnography, Vol. 8), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 63-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1529-210X(03)08004-5

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