Educated by Terra Westover

a. Discuss some of the key, defining moments in Westover’s memoir that shape her experiences. In what ways are these moments embedded in Westover’s geographical place and a specific religious/family context? How do these experiences seem to shape Westover’s view on the importance of education?

b. Discuss your own sociological imagination. How have your lived experiences intersected with your place and time to shape the way you see your own education?

c. Lastly, conclude by noting specific similarities and differences between yours and Westover’s sociological imaginations. In what ways do these similarities or differences lead to similar or opposing views regarding education?