Writing Educational Biography: Explorations in Qualitative Research

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

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Having evolved from the Archival and Biographical Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), these 21 chapters explore facets of qualitative research, methodological issues of biographical research, archival research, educational biography for dissertation research, and implications for the field of education. Forthright advice to aspiring educational biographers is offered in the epilogue. Paper edition (unseen), $24.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815322948
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: Critical Education Practice Series, #13
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Pt. 1 Qualitative Research and Educational Biography 13
Ch. 1 Musings on Life Writing: Biography and Case Studies in Teacher Education 19
Ch. 2 Ethnography with a Biographic Eye 33
Ch. 3 Revealing Human Agency: The Uses of Biography in the Study of Educational History 45
Ch. 4 Construction Scars: Autobiographical Voice in Biography 61
Pt. 2 Methodological Issues and Biographical Research 73
Ch. 5 The Issue of Subject: A Critical Connection 79
Ch. 6 The Issue of Gender: Continuing Problems in Biography 89
Ch. 7 Black Subject, White Biographer 103
Ch. 8 Trust and Memory: Explorations in Oral History and Biography 113
Pt. 3 Archival Research and Educational Biography 121
Ch. 9 Unique Resources: Research in Archival Collections 127
Ch. 10 Fair Use Issues in Archival and Biographical Research 139
Ch. 11 The Historical Recovery of Edyth Astrid Ferris 147
Ch. 12 On Becoming an Archivist and Biographer 157
Pt. 4 Educational Biography as Dissertation Research 171
Ch. 13 Finding Facts, Telling Truths, Achieving Art 177
Ch. 14 Willing Biographer, Unwilling Subject 187
Ch. 15 The Biographer's Relationship with Her Subject 195
Ch. 16 A Search for Prose That Recreates the Past 201
Ch. 17 Is It Fiction or Biography? 211
Pt. 5 Implications for the Field of Education 219
Ch. 18 Biography, Education and Questions of the Private Voice 225
Ch. 19 I Search, You Search, We All Search: Biography and the Public Voice 235
Ch. 20 Asking Questions About Telling Stories 245
Ch. 21 Inquiry, Data and Understanding: A Search for Meaning in Educational Research 255
Epilogue 265
Advice to Aspiring Educational Biographers 269
Bibliography 273
Contributors 293
Index 297
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