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ERIC Number: EJ816249
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Self-Fashioning through Memoir: Becoming an Adult Educator
McGregor, Catherine
Teacher Development, v11 n1 p77-97 Mar 2007
This self-reflexive personal narrative charts the autoethnographic journey of an adult educator, exploring her own practices, values and beliefs about teaching. Drawing upon postmodern scholarship in reflexive literary methodologies, the author uses personal memoirs as a research text for engaging in a process of interpretation and re-interpretation, creating new and/or altered readings that may offer the possibility for personal and professional transformation. Six stories--both past and present--are remembered and written into an evocative text designed to created a shared textual space for readers to interpret and explore in the context of their own social and cultural experiences. Its conclusion invites teachers to consider how self-reflexive writing can result in the production of new or altered narratives that have the potential for engaging both self and others in generative change. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada