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Studying Teachers' Lives

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[i] Reform can't be left to the education establishment', New York Times, 26 August 1990, p. 19.

[ii] For instance, Peter Woods, Mary Lou Holly and Michael Huberman

[iii] Bruner, E.M. (1984) 'The opening up of anthropology', pp. 1-18 in Bruner, E.M. Text, Play and Story: The Construction and Reconstruction of Self and Society, Washington, D.C.: The American Ethnological Society, p.7.

[iv] Denzin, N.K. (1989) Interpretive Biography, London and Delhi: Sage, p. 29.

[v] Freccero, J. (1986) 'Autobiography and narrative', pp. 1&-29 in
HelIer, T.C., Sosna, M. and Wellbery, D. A. (eds) Reconstructing Individualism: Autonomy, Individuality, in Western Thought, Stanford, CA.: Stanford University Press. See also Gilligan, C. (1982) In A Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

[vi] Denzin, N.K. Interpretive Biography, P: 14.

[1] Bertaux, D. (ed.) (1981) Biography and Society: The Lift History Approach in the Social Sciences, California and London: Sage, p.9.

[vii1] Tripp, D. 'Teacher autobiography and classroom practice', Western Australia: Murdoch University, mimeo, p. 2.

[viii] Becker, H.S. (1970) Sociological Work: Method and Substance, Chicago: Aldine, p. 126.

[ix] ibid., p. 128.

[x] ibid., p. 129.

[xi] Goodson, I.F. and Walker, R. (1990) Biography, Identity and Schooling, London, New York and Philadelphia: Falmer, pp. 148-9.

[xii] Buruma, I. (1991) 'Signs of life', New York Review of Books, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 4, 14 February, p. 3.

[xiii] ibid., p. 4.

[xiv] MacIntyre, A. (1981) After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, London: Duckworth, pp. 20&-7.

[xv] See Goodson, I.F. (1988) 'Teachers, life histories and studies of curriculum and schooling', in The Making of Curriculum: Collected Essays, London, New York and Philadelphia: Falmer.

[xvi] Becker, H.S. (1952) 'The career of the Chicago public school teacher', American Journal of Sociology, Vol. 57, p. 470.

[xvii] Bogdan, R. (1974) Being Different: The Autobiography of Jane Fry, New York and Chichester: John Wiley, p. 4.

[xviii] Goodson, I.F and Mangan, J.M. (eds) (1991) Qualitative Educational Research Studies: Methodologies in Transition, RUCCUS Occasional Papers Vol. 1, RUCCUS.UWO, London, Ontario.

[xix] Popular Memory Group (1982) 'Popular memory: theory, politics, method' in Johnson, R., McLennan, G., Schwarz, B. and Sutton, D. (eds) Making Histories, Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, London: Hutchinson, p. 205-52. My thanks to Kathleen Casey for a number of discussions on inter-textuality and for drawing my attention to the work of the Popular Memory Group.

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