This assignment seeks to reveal the various aspects of the subject’s cultural interaction and experiences. This will help us in understanding how individual behaviour is affected by the society in which they live.
Even though an exhaustive life history investigation of the practices and beliefs of a single educator has little worth as far as making generalizations on other teachers is concerned, it can be exceptionally useful as a means of expounding on the understanding of one's practices and beliefs. Hart (2003) argues that we should expand the concept of generalizability to incorporate the learning which people experience whenever they read about sole cases. Beginning as teacher, Anna would have impressively valued reading narrative stories of others educators who had struggled out of situations similar to her own.
Life history is the aggregation of social, economic and political events that define an individual (Goodson & Gill, 2011, pg. 148). Life history of an individual focuses on all significant and insignificant life events that the individual has gone through. It is through the life history of an individual that biographies and autobiographies are written. When seeking to learn about civilization and aspects of sociology from life histories of people, it is important to select an individual with a rich historical background. Selecting a person to be interviewed for the purpose of obtaining their life history will depend on the type of information and the desired outcome from such an interview.