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Biography and Education: A Reader (review)

Biography and Education: A Reader (review) Reviews 415 Michael Erben, ed. Biography and Education: A Reader. London: Falmer, 1998. 168 pp. ISBN 0-7507-0751-8, £15.95. Biography and Education: A Reader, edited by Michael Erben, is the nine- teenth volume in the Social Research and Education Series, a group of books devoted to investigating trends and methods in educational research. As the Series editor, Robert Burgess, indicates in the Preface, the volumes provide theoretical overviews of fields, and contributors “raise critical con- cerns that are particular to the field of education and reflect on the impli- cations of research for educational policy and practice” (iv). The aim of this volume in particular is to aid students, teachers, and researchers in their work with autobiographical and biographical material in and out of the classroom. The book’s eleven essays provide strong support for the use of autobiography and biography as tools for learning, and offer sound advice for researchers and teachers interested in using auto/biographical methods in their work. Biography and autobiography increasingly have become both the sub- jects for study in literature courses and the basis for assignments in writing classes in many colleges and universities in the United States and United Kingdom, as researchers and teachers see http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Biography and Education: A Reader (review)

Biography , Volume 23 (2) – Mar 1, 2001

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2000 Biographical Research Center.
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0162-4962
eISSN
1529-1456

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Reviews 415 Michael Erben, ed. Biography and Education: A Reader. London: Falmer, 1998. 168 pp. ISBN 0-7507-0751-8, £15.95. Biography and Education: A Reader, edited by Michael Erben, is the nine- teenth volume in the Social Research and Education Series, a group of books devoted to investigating trends and methods in educational research. As the Series editor, Robert Burgess, indicates in the Preface, the volumes provide theoretical overviews of fields, and contributors “raise critical con- cerns that are particular to the field of education and reflect on the impli- cations of research for educational policy and practice” (iv). The aim of this volume in particular is to aid students, teachers, and researchers in their work with autobiographical and biographical material in and out of the classroom. The book’s eleven essays provide strong support for the use of autobiography and biography as tools for learning, and offer sound advice for researchers and teachers interested in using auto/biographical methods in their work. Biography and autobiography increasingly have become both the sub- jects for study in literature courses and the basis for assignments in writing classes in many colleges and universities in the United States and United Kingdom, as researchers and teachers see

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