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Hreinsdottir, Eyglo Ebba; Stefansdottir, Gourun – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
This article was first written as a presentation to the International Seminar held at the Open University in July 2008. It is based on cooperation between two women, Eyglo Ebba Hreinsdottir and Gudrun Stefansdottir, one who lived at an institution and another who worked there. Ebba moved to an institution in 1969 when she was 19 years old. Gudrun…
Descriptors: Open Universities, Females, Cooperation, Biographies
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Hreinsdottir, Eyglo Ebba; Stefansdottir, Guorun; Lewthwaite, Anne; Ledger, Sue; Shufflebotham, Lindy – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2006
This paper uses oral history and documentary materials to develop a cross-cultural comparison of the experiences of two self-advocates who spent significant parts of their lives in learning difficulty institutions in England and Iceland. Anne Lewthwaite and Eyglo Ebba Hreinsdottir, born in the same era (1948-1950), were linked through the Open…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Advocacy, Cross Cultural Studies, Oral History