Oral History and Education

Theories, Dilemmas, and Practices

  • Kristina R. Llewellyn
  • Nicholas Ng-A-Fook

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Oral History book series (PSOH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Kristina R. Llewellyn, Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
    Pages 1-14
  3. Conceptual and Theoretical Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Kristina R. Llewellyn, Sharon Anne Cook
      Pages 17-41
    3. Nicoletta Christodoulou
      Pages 43-63
    4. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, Bryan Smith
      Pages 65-86
    5. Heather E. McGregor, Catherine A. McGregor
      Pages 87-105
  4. Methodological and Pedagogical Dilemmas

  5. Programs and Practices

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 379-388

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.


oral history higher education public education history education digital humanities

Editors and affiliations

  • Kristina R. Llewellyn
    • 1
  • Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.University of OttawaOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages History
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-95018-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-95019-5
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