Development and Assessment of Self-Authorship: Exploring the Concept Across Cultures

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Marcia B. Baxter Magolda, Peggy S. Meszaros, Elizabeth G. Creamer
Stylus Publishing, LLC., Mar 12, 2012 - Education - 316 pages
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This book brings together new scholarship that expands and refines the concept of self-authorship across cultures. It adopts a constructive-developmental approach to self-evolution that emphasizes the interaction of personal characteristics and contextual influences on individuals’ construction of knowledge, identities, and relationships.

Individual chapters cover subjects from populations as varied as Dutch students, male and female Bedouin and Jewish adolescents, African American male and female adolescents in economically depressed areas of the US, Latino/a college students grappling with ethnic identity and dissonance, Australian college females preparing to be childcare workers, and finally a comparative study of Japanese and U.S. college students’ epistemic beliefs.

The book concludes by addressing questions about the challenges and opportunities involved in developing a valid measure of self-authorship that is less time and expertise-intensive than the in-depth one-on-one interview employed until now; and offering an outline of future theoretical and methodological research needed to further our understanding of self-evolution in general and self-authorship in particular.
 

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Contents

PART ONE THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF SELFAUTHORSHIP
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1 FOUNDATIONAL ASSUMPTIONS AND CONSTRUCTIVEDEVELOPMENTAL THEORY SelfAuthorship Narratives
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2 THE INTERWEAVING OF EPISTEMOLOGICAL INTRAPERSONAL AND INTERPERSONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE EVOLUTION OFSEL...
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3 LINKING LEARNING CONCEPTIONS TO SELFAUTHORSHIP AND BEYOND
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PART TWO MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON SELFAUTHORSHIP
4 INVESTIGATING LATINO ETHNIC IDENTITY WITHIN THE SELFAUTHORSHIP FRAMEWORK
5 AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ADOLESCENT RISK AND RESILIENCE AND THE EARLY DEVELOPM...
6 TOWARD SELFAUTHORSHIP IN CHILD CARE STUDENTS Implications for Working With Children and Their Families
10 THE ROLE OF THE COGNITIVE DIMENSION OF SELFAUTHORSHIP An Equal Partner or the Strong Partner?
11 WHAT IS SELFAUTHORSHIP?A Theoretical Exploration of the Construct
12 DEMONSTRATING THE LINK BETWEEN REASONING AND ACTION IN THE EARLY STAGES OF SELFAUTHORSHIP
13 GETTING TO THE COMPLEXITIES OF IDENTITYT he Contributions of an Autoethnographic and Intersectional Approach
14 USING THE SUBJECTOBJECT INTERVIEW TO PROMOTE AND ASSESS SELFAUTHORSHIP
PART FOUR FUTURE DIRECTIONS
15 FUTURE DIRECTIONS Pursuing Theoretical and Methodological Issues in the Evolution of SelfAuthorship
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7 EPISTEMOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT OF BEDOUINS AND JEWS IN ISRAEL Implications for SelfAuthorship
8 PERSONAL EPISTEMOLOGY LEARNING AND CULTURAL CONTEXT Japan and the United States
PART THREE THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL CHALLENGES IN UNDERSTANDING AND ASSESSING SELFAUTHORSHIP
9 BEYOND SELFAUTHORSHIP Fifth Order and the Capacity for Social Consciousness
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Marcia B. Baxter Magolda is Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at the Miami University of Ohio and a nationally recognized author and speaker on student development and learning. In 2007 she received the Association for the Study of Higher Education’s Research Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution to advancing student learning. Her scholarship addresses the evolution of learning and development in college and subsequent adult life, and educational practice to promote self-authorship. Her seventh and eighth books respectively are Authoring Your Life and Development and Assessment of Self-Authorship.

Peggy S. Meszaros

Elizabeth G. Creamer

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