ERIC Number: EJ1155553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Self-Study as an Emergent Methodology in Career and Technical Education, Adult Education and Technology: An Invitation to Inquiry
Hawley, Todd S.; Hostetler, Andrew L.
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v8 n2 Article 7 p82-92 2017
In this manuscript, the authors explore self-study as an emerging research methodology with the potential to open up spaces of inquiry for researchers, graduate students, and teachers in a broad array of fields. They argue that the fields of career and technical education (CTE), adult education and technology can leverage self-study methodology in similar ways. They argue that self-study has a great deal to offer both theoretically and practically to those interested in improving their practices as researchers, and for those involved in shaping adult vocational educational experiences. After reviewing the history of self-study as a research methodology, they provide examples of self-study research that have direct implications for those in CTE and adult education and technology. They conclude the manuscript by providing practical guidance to those researching and/or working in schools, community centers and workplaces.
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Research Methodology, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Teacher Education, Graduate Students, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Student Development, Professional Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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