ERIC Number: ED377356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Life Histories and Learning. Language, the Self and Education. Papers from an Interdisciplinary Residential Conference at the University of Sussex (Brighton, England, United Kingdom, September 19-21, 1994).
Hoar, Mary, Comp.; And Others
These 31 papers illustrate and reflect on the application of autobiographical/life history techniques in research and teaching in higher and adult education institutions in the United Kingdom and from Western and Eastern Europe. The papers are: "Writing and Rewriting Writer Identity" (Aitchison et al.); "In Search of the Meaning of Education" (Antikainen et al.); "Life History in Research Careers" (Blaxter et al.); "Automathsbiographies" (Briggs); "To Become a Researcher" (Bron); "Life History and Personal Values in the Selection and Training of Professionals" (Clifford); "Maths Life Histories" (Cobden, Thumpston); "Using Life Histories on a 'Ways into Work' Course" (Costley, Thompson); "From Chambermaids to Graduates" (Daggett); "Adult Education and Life History" (Davis);"Hidden Histories" (Delfanne); "Biographical Research in Adult Education" (Egger); "New Methods for Life Course Analysis of Students' Lives" (Farnes); "Starting a Personal Profile" (Griffiths); "Histories and Horoscopes" (Hamilton); "Cleaners Tell Their Life Stories" (Harnsten); "An Eighteenth-Century Poet Reveals Himself as an Educator" (Jones); "Narratives and Identity in Higher Education" (Lea); "Secret Worlds of the Way We Talk" (Lewis); "'The Swift Course of My Life'" (Mace); "Hearing Voices, Changing Lives" (Mann); "Life History and Creative Writing" (Michelson); "'Autobiography Unit': A Case Study" (Monaghan); "Life History, Disability, and Special Education" (Potts); "Crossing Cultural Divides" (Preece); "Using Lifelines" (Pryor et al.); "Life History and Motivation for Adult Education" (Schrader-Naef); "Quilting a Life History" (Sellers); "Adult Learning in a Time of Transition" (Shelley); "Accrediting Selves?" (Stuart); "The Importance of Identity and Difference in Relation to the Life Histories of Learners" (Sukhnandan); "Life Histories in a Historical Context" (Thapar); "Women, Education, and Class" (Thomas); "How Did I Get Here? An Account of Routes and Decisions Affecting Entry into and Experiences of Higher Education" (Thombs et al.); "Exploring Educational Life Histories" (Thomson); "Whose Story, Whose Terms? Some Problems of Reflectivity in Life History Research" (West); and "The Influence of Some Life Experiences on the Perceived Value of Action Learning Sets in the Development of Personal and Managerial Skills in a Higher Education Environment" (Williams). (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Biographies, Community Development, Decision Making, Developed Nations, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Individual Development, Life Events, Oral History, Oral Tradition, Personal Narratives, Self Concept, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Centre for Continuing Education, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RG, England, United Kingdom (10 British pounds plus 1 pound extra for inland postage and 2.50 pounds for overseas postage).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kent Univ., Canterbury (England).; Sussex Univ. (England).