Writing Educational Biography: Explorations in Qualitative Research

Writing Educational Biography: Explorations in Qualitative Research

by Craig Kridel

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.See more details below


First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
Critical Education Practice Series, #13
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Qualitative Research and Educational Biography13
Ch. 1Musings on Life Writing: Biography and Case Studies in Teacher Education19
Ch. 2Ethnography with a Biographic Eye33
Ch. 3Revealing Human Agency: The Uses of Biography in the Study of Educational History45
Ch. 4Construction Scars: Autobiographical Voice in Biography61
Pt. 2Methodological Issues and Biographical Research73
Ch. 5The Issue of Subject: A Critical Connection79
Ch. 6The Issue of Gender: Continuing Problems in Biography89
Ch. 7Black Subject, White Biographer103
Ch. 8Trust and Memory: Explorations in Oral History and Biography113
Pt. 3Archival Research and Educational Biography121
Ch. 9Unique Resources: Research in Archival Collections127
Ch. 10Fair Use Issues in Archival and Biographical Research139
Ch. 11The Historical Recovery of Edyth Astrid Ferris147
Ch. 12On Becoming an Archivist and Biographer157
Pt. 4Educational Biography as Dissertation Research171
Ch. 13Finding Facts, Telling Truths, Achieving Art177
Ch. 14Willing Biographer, Unwilling Subject187
Ch. 15The Biographer's Relationship with Her Subject195
Ch. 16A Search for Prose That Recreates the Past201
Ch. 17Is It Fiction or Biography?211
Pt. 5Implications for the Field of Education219
Ch. 18Biography, Education and Questions of the Private Voice225
Ch. 19I Search, You Search, We All Search: Biography and the Public Voice235
Ch. 20Asking Questions About Telling Stories245
Ch. 21Inquiry, Data and Understanding: A Search for Meaning in Educational Research255
Advice to Aspiring Educational Biographers269

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