Just Who Do We Think We Are?: Methodologies for Autobiography and Self-Study in Education

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Claudia Mitchell, Kathleen O'Reilly-Scanlon, Sandra Weber
Taylor & Francis, Jun 30, 2004 - Education - 264 pages
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Drawing upon diverse and specific examples of self-study, described here by the practitioners themselves, this unique book formulates a methodological framework for self-study in education.

This collection brings together a diverse and international range of self-studies carried out in teacher education, each of which has a different perspective to offer on issues of method and methodology, including:

* memory work
* fictional practice
* collaborative autobiography
* auto-ethnography
* phenomenology
* image-based approaches.

Such ethical issues likely to arise from self-study as informed consent, self-disclosure and crises of representation are also explored with depth and clarity.

As method takes centre stage in educational and social scientific research, and self-study becomes a key tool for research, training, practice and professional development in education, Just Who Do We Think We Are? provides an invaluable resource for anyone undertaking this form of practitioner research.

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About the author (2004)

Claudia Mitchell is Professor and Chair in the School of Education at KwaZulu-Natal University. Sandra Weber is Professor of Education and a Fellow at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia University. Kathleen O'Reilly-Scanlon is a faculty member of the University of Regina in western Canada.

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