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Palgrave Studies in Oral History

Oral History and Education

Theories, Dilemmas, and Practices

Editors: Llewellyn, Kristina R., Ng-A-Fook, Nicholas (Eds.)

  • Investigates the practices of oral history with an eye toward critiquing its failures in relationship to other strands of historical analysis
  • Provides a comprehensive examination of the conceptual approaches, methodological limitations, and pedagogical possibilities of oral history within formal and informal educational settings from around the world
  • Includes contributions from international scholars in the field
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About this book

This book considers if and how oral history is ‘best practice’ for education. International scholars, practitioners, and teachers consider conceptual approaches, methodological limitations, and pedagogical possibilities of oral history education. These experts ask if and how oral history enables students to democratize history; provides students with a lens for understanding nation-states’ development; and supports historical thinking skills in the classrooms. This book provides the first comprehensive assessment of oral history education – inclusive of oral tradition, digital storytelling, family histories, and testimony – within the context of 21st century schooling. By addressing the significance of oral history for education, this book seeks to expand education’s capacity for teaching and learning about the past.

About the authors

Kristina R. Llewellyn is Associate Professor of Social Development Studies at Renison University College, University of Waterloo, Canada. She is the co-editor of The Canadian Oral History Reader (2015) and the author of Democracy’s Angels: The Work of Women Teachers (2012).

Nicholas Ng-A-Fook is a Professor of Curriculum Theory and the Director of the Teacher Education program at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He is the co-editor of Reconsidering Canadian Curriculum Studies. He is the founder of A Canadian Curriculum Theory Project.

Reviews

“In an age when historical thinking is often dismissed as irrelevant to education, this collection of international essays reminds us of the power of oral history to build bridges across time, space, and place as a critical praxis of democratic engagement.  Addressing theoretical, methodological, and pedagogical issues, this volume attests to the potential of oral history as a revolutionary practice for educators across all disciplines.” (Petra Munro Hendry, St. Bernard Chapter of the LSU Alumni Association Endowed Professor, Louisiana State University, USA)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction: Oral History Education for Twenty-First-Century Schooling

    Llewellyn, Kristina R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Oral History as Peace Pedagogy

    Llewellyn, Kristina R. (et al.)

    Pages 17-41

  • Pedagogical Approaches to Oral History in Schools

    Christodoulou, Nicoletta

    Pages 43-63

  • Doing Oral History Education Toward Reconciliation

    Ng-A-Fook, Nicholas (et al.)

    Pages 65-86

  • When Oral History Calls on You: Stories from Nunavut

    McGregor, Heather E. (et al.)

    Pages 87-105

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95019-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95018-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oral History and Education
Book Subtitle
Theories, Dilemmas, and Practices
Editors
  • Kristina R. Llewellyn
  • Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Oral History
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95019-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95019-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95018-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 388
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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