Just Who Do We Think We Are?
Methodologies for Autobiography and Self-Study in Education
Edited by Claudia Mitchell, Kathleen O'Reilly-Scanlon, Sandra Weber
Routledge – 2005 – 264 pages
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
* 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.
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.