Biography and Education

Biography and Education

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Over recent years biographical studies have gained an increasingly important place in academic study. The two are inextricably linked. Education uses biography in teaching, and in biography, education features strongly as a formative stage in personal development. This book elaborates on the analytical work that has drawn attention to biography and education, and seeks to expand the understanding of lives in educational contexts. Mainstream sociology has been quick to embrace this treatment of individuals as biographical appearances, but it is even more relevant in the field of education.It is clear that one of the advantages of biographical research is that the variety that is the life of the subject will guide ... any biographical research, but special reference will be made to the biographical investigation of small groups or samples.

Title:Biography and Education
Author:Michael Erben
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-08-12


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