Narratives of Women's Sexual Identity Development: A Collaborative Inquiry with Implications for Rewriting Transformative Learning Theory




Brooks, Ann K.
Edwards, Kathleen

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Transformative learning theory has attended primarily to cognition and our capacity to understand experience in terms of increasingly inclusive, discriminating, permeable, and integrative perspectives (Mezirow, 1991). However, it does not allow for an understanding of the intersubjective nature of meaningmaking, nor does it address the workings of oppression or how learning occurs in relation to oppression. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to rewrite transformative learning to allow us to theorize the integration of the individual with the sociohistorical and to enable the understanding of the relationship between individuals and social change.



Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology


Brooks, A. K., & Edwards, K. (1997). Narratives of women's sexual identity development: A collaborative inquiry with implications for rewriting transformative learning theory. Adult Education Research Conference.


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