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    A Search for Authenticity: An Adopted Adult’s Autoethnographic Account of the Search for Authenticity: Through an Adult Education Lens


    Conlon, Sharon (2019) A Search for Authenticity: An Adopted Adult’s Autoethnographic Account of the Search for Authenticity: Through an Adult Education Lens. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    Abstract

    This thesis explores an adopted adult’s search for authenticity using autoethnography as a methodology. It explains a shift in my ontological and epistemological approach to inquiry following a group supervision session. I examine how an epiphany took me in a different direction to my original intended research topic. Using personal archival documents, reflections and vignettes as educational aids I embark on a journey of contemplation using the lens of adult education. I will consider how adult education gave me the tools to examine my fractured life as an adopted adult and the possibilities for authentic connections.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: Submitted in part fulfilment of the requirements for the MEd in Adult and Community Education/Guidance and Counselling
    Keywords: Search; Authenticity; Adopted Adult; Autoethnographic Account; Adult Education; Lens; MEd in Adult and Community Education;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Adult and Community Education
    Item ID: 12341
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2020 16:43
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