How to Do Educational Ethnography

Following a brief introduction to the nature and history of ethnography, Walford considers questions of site selection, access, and ethics in research. Each chapter is illustrated with practical examples for the authors' own works.

How to Do Educational Ethnography

Author: Geoffrey Walford

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Following a brief introduction to the nature and history of ethnography, Walford considers questions of site selection, access, and ethics in research. Each chapter is illustrated with practical examples for the authors' own works.

How to Do Educational Ethnography

This book is written by key authors within educational ethnography, and included contributions from Dennis Beach, Sara Delamont, Martin Forsey, Judith Green, Bob Jeffrey, Mats Trondman and Geoffrey Walford.

How to Do Educational Ethnography

Author: Geoffrey Walford

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ISBN: 9781872767970

Page: 186

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How to do Educational Ethnography is designed for researchers new to educational ethnography as well as those with some initial experience. It guides the reader through the processes and pitfalls of conducting ethnography in educational settings and gives guidance on how the reader can conduct high quality ethnography. Following a brief introduction to the nature and history of ethnography, the book considers questions of site selection, access and ethics in research. It then moves on to consider how observation should be conducted and recorded within ethnography and then gives guidance on the purpose of interviews and how to conduct them. The book also describes less traditional aspects of ethnography through a detailed discussion of video-enabled research, and emphasises the need for a strong theoretical backbone to any research. The analysis of data is then discussed, as are some of the debates about various forms of representation. Each chapter is illustrated with practical examples for the authors' own works. This book is written by key authors within educational ethnography, and included contributions from Dennis Beach, Sara Delamont, Martin Forsey, Judith Green, Bob Jeffrey, Mats Trondman and Geoffrey Walford. It provides an exciting and practical guide to the process of doing educational ethnography.

How to Do Educational Ethnography

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How to Do Educational Ethnography

Author: Geoffrey Walford

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Following a brief introduction to the nature and history of ethnography, Walford considers questions of site selection, access, and ethics in research. Each chapter is illustrated with practical examples for the authors' own works.

Innovations in Educational Ethnography

This volume focuses on and exemplifies how ethnography--a research tool devoted to looking at human interaction as a cultural process rather than individual psychology--can shed light on educational processes framed by the complex, ...

Innovations in Educational Ethnography

Author: George Spindler

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1136872698

Page: 416

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This volume focuses on and exemplifies how ethnography--a research tool devoted to looking at human interaction as a cultural process rather than individual psychology--can shed light on educational processes framed by the complex, internationalized societies in which we live today. Part I offers theoretical chapters about ethnography and examples of innovative ethnography from particular perspectives. In Part II, the emphasis is on the application of ethnographic approaches to educational settings. Each contribution not only takes the reader on a thoughtful and enlightening journey, but raises issues that are important to both educators and ethnographers, including the relationship of researcher to subject, the meaning of "participant" in participant observation, and ways to give voice to disenfranchised players, and on the complex ways in which all parties experience identities such as "race" in the modern world. Innovations in Educational Ethnography: Theory, Methods, and Results is a product of both continuity and change. It presents current writings from mentors in the field of ethnography and education, as well of the work of their students, and of educators engaged in cultural studies of their work. In many ways it provides fresh, new vistas on the old questions that have always guided ethnographic research, and can be used as a survey both of what ethnography has been and what it is becoming. This book is the work of many hands, and provides excellent examples of trends in both basic and applied ethnography of education. These two kinds of work augment and reinforce each other, and also represent important current research directions--in-depth reflection on the process of ethnography itself, and an application of its insights to teaching and learning in schools, universities, and communities. No one philosophy guides the contributions to this volume, nor were they chosen as exemplary of a particular approach, yet foundational understandings and principles of ethnography shine through the work, in both predictable and unexpected ways.

The Wiley Handbook of Ethnography of Education

“Contours of the Field(s): Multi‐sited Ethnography as a Theory‐driven Research
Strategy for Sociology.” In M.‐A. ... Multi‐Sited Ethnography: Theory, Practice and
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The Wiley Handbook of Ethnography of Education

Author: Dennis Beach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118933702

Page: 592

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A state-of-the-art reference on educational ethnography edited by leading journal editors This book brings an international group of writers together to offer an authoritative state-of-the-art review of, and critical reflection on, educational ethnography as it is being theorized and practiced today—from rural and remote settings to virtual and visual posts. It provides a definitive reference point and academic resource for those wishing to learn more about ethnographic research in education and the ways in which it might inform their research as well as their practice. Engaging in equal measure with the history of ethnography, its current state-of play as well as its prospects, The Wiley Handbook of Ethnography of Education covers a range of traditional and contemporary subjects—foundational aims and principles; what constitutes ‘good’ ethnographic practice; the role of theory; global and multi-sited ethnographic methods in education research; ethnography’s many forms (visual, virtual, auto-, and online); networked ethnography and internet resources; and virtual and place-based ethnographic fieldwork. Makes a return to fundamental principles of ethnographic inquiry, and describes and analyzes the many modalities of ethnography existing today Edited by highly-regarded authorities of the subject with contributions from well-known experts in ethnography Reviews both classic ideas in the ethnography of education, such as “grounded theory”, “triangulation”, and “thick description” along with new developments and challenges An ideal source for scholars in libraries as well as researchers out in the field The Wiley Handbook of Ethnography of Education is a definitive reference that is indispensable for anyone involved in educational ethnography and questions of methodology.

MultiPluriTrans in Educational Ethnography

Although these dimensions are important, they are inherently wrapped up with
materialities in particular ways and with particular effects that ethnographic work
can help to make visible. Of course, these and other sociomaterial methodologies
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MultiPluriTrans in Educational Ethnography

Author: Sabine Bollig

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 383942772X

Page: 318

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Ethnography has established itself as a key strategy of qualitative research in education, because it is so versatile, flexible, and ambiguous. Its growing importance coincides with an increasing diversity of »discovered« educational realities. In the process, many basic assumptions have turned into genuine tasks of research. Where are the places and times of learning, education, and social work to be found? Who are the actors and addressees? How are education and learning performed and enacted? The contributions to this volume discuss the multiple challenges that ethnographic research has to confront when exploring the multimodality, plurality, and translocality of educational realities.

Doing a Doctorate in Educational Ethnography

Its key strength is its emphasis on understanding the perceptions and cultures of the people and organizations under scrutiny. This volume addresses the task of undertaking a doctorate in educational ethnography.

Doing a Doctorate in Educational Ethnography

Author: Geoffrey Walford

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780762309061

Page: 214

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Ethnography has become a major method of researching educational settings. Its key strength is its emphasis on understanding the perceptions and cultures of the people and organizations under scrutiny. This volume addresses the task of undertaking a doctorate in educational ethnography.

Ethnography in Education

This book is ideal for postgraduate students in Education and related disciplines seeking to use an ethnographic approach in their Masters and Doctoral theses. David Mills is a University Lecturer in Education, University of Oxford.

Ethnography in Education

Author: David Mills

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446264920

Page: 200

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'Written in a clear, accessible style, this inspirational book is both a practical guide and a survey of the different ways of doing ethnography. Drawing on wide-ranging examples and using classic and contemporary ethnographies, the authors demonstrate the importance of developing an ethnographic sensibility. A most valuable resource' - Cris Shore, University of Auckland Ethnography in Education is an accessible guidebook to the different approaches taken by ethnographers studying education. Drawing on their own experience of teaching and using these methods, the authors help you cultivate an 'ethnographic imagination' in your own research and writing. With extended examples of ethnographic analysis, the book will introduce you to: - ethnographic 'classics' - the best existing textbooks - debates about new approaches and innovations. This book is ideal for postgraduate students in Education and related disciplines seeking to use an ethnographic approach in their Masters and Doctoral theses. David Mills is a University Lecturer in Education, University of Oxford. Missy Morton is Associate Professor and Head of School of Educational Studies and Leadership, College of Education, University of Canterbury Research Methods in Education series: Each book in this series maps the territory of a key research approach or topic in order to help readers progress from beginner to advanced researcher. Each book aims to provide a definitive, market-leading overview and to present a blend of theory and practice with a critical edge. All titles in the series are written for Master's-level students anywhere and are intended to be useful to the many diverse constituencies interested in research on education and related areas. Other books in the series: - Using Case Study in Education Research, Hamilton and Corbett-Whittier - Qualitative Research in Education, Atkins and Wallace - Action Research in Education, McAteer For more about the series and additional resources visit the BERA/SAGE series page here.

New Directions in Educational Ethnography

The primary objective of Studies in Educational Ethnography is to present original research monographs based on ethnographic perspectives, and methodologies.

New Directions in Educational Ethnography

Author: Akashi Kaul

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1784416231

Page: 280

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The primary objective of Studies in Educational Ethnography is to present original research monographs based on ethnographic perspectives, and methodologies.

Ethnography For Education

The book features: Thorough discussion of definitions of ethnography and its potential for use within educational research Critical introductions to the principal approaches to ethnography Discussions of data analysis and representation and ...

Ethnography For Education

Author: Pole, Christopher

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033520600X

Page: 180

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Ethnography is a distinctive approach for educational research. The authors argue that the last decade has seen ethnography come of age, not only as a way of doing research, but also as a way of theorizing and making sense of the world. Their approach is concerned with ethnography as process and ethnography as product. This critical celebration of ethnography explores what it can achieve in educational research. The book features: Thorough discussion of definitions of ethnography and its potential for use within educational research Critical introductions to the principal approaches to ethnography Discussions of data analysis and representation and of the challenges facing ethnography Use of educational examples from real research projects throughout. The book offers a distinctive contribution to the literature of ethnography, taking readers beyond a simplistic "how to" approach towards an understanding of the wider contribution ethnography can make to our understanding of educational processes. Ethnography for Education is of value to final-year undergraduates and postgraduates in education and social science disciplines as well as education professionals engaged in practice-based research. Christopher Pole is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Sociology, University of Leicester. His research interests are in the areas of the sociology of education, sociology of childhood and the development of qualitative research methods. Recent publications include Practical Social Investigation: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Social Research and Hidden Hands: International Perspectives on Children's Work and Labour. Marlene Morrison is Reader in Education Leadership and Director of the Doctorate of Education programme at the University of Lincoln. Her academic background is in the sociology of education and includes research on race equality, health education, perspectives on educational policy and practice, and the ethnography of educational settings. She has researched widely in the education that has included school, further and higher education sectors, and other public services.

Implementing Ethics in Educational Ethnography

Chapters 4 and 6 of this book are freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt ...

Implementing Ethics in Educational Ethnography

Author: Hugh Busher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429017464

Page: 10

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Providing theoretical grounding, case studies and practical solutions, Implementing Ethics in Educational Ethnography examines how researchers can overcome ethical dilemmas associated with and encountered during ethnographic research. From the initial stages of research design such as consideration from regulatory bodies, through research occurring in the field to project completion and reporting, it explores many of the factors associated with ensuring culturally sensitive and ethical studies. The book covers key questions including: What can researchers expect of ethical review boards? Where and with whom should dialogue take place about ethicality within research? What effect does a research focus have on regulation and research practice? What is the effect of context on ethical practices? Does the positionality of a researcher have an effect on ethical practices? How do we ensure that ethicality supports the trustworthiness of research projects? Using a range of international case studies, Implementing Ethics in Educational Ethnography provides researchers and students with invaluable details about how to navigate the field, ensuring that they can sustain good ethical practice throughout the life of a research project. Chapter 6 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9781138580237_oachapter6.pdf

The Wiley Handbook of Ethnography of Education

A state-of-the-art reference on educational ethnography edited by leading journal editors This book brings an international group of writers together to offer an authoritative state-of-the-art review of, and critical reflection on, ...

The Wiley Handbook of Ethnography of Education

Author: Dennis Beach

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118933729

Page: 592

View: 141

A state-of-the-art reference on educational ethnography edited by leading journal editors This book brings an international group of writers together to offer an authoritative state-of-the-art review of, and critical reflection on, educational ethnography as it is being theorized and practiced today—from rural and remote settings to virtual and visual posts. It provides a definitive reference point and academic resource for those wishing to learn more about ethnographic research in education and the ways in which it might inform their research as well as their practice. Engaging in equal measure with the history of ethnography, its current state-of play as well as its prospects, The Wiley Handbook of Ethnography of Education covers a range of traditional and contemporary subjects—foundational aims and principles; what constitutes ‘good’ ethnographic practice; the role of theory; global and multi-sited ethnographic methods in education research; ethnography’s many forms (visual, virtual, auto-, and online); networked ethnography and internet resources; and virtual and place-based ethnographic fieldwork. Makes a return to fundamental principles of ethnographic inquiry, and describes and analyzes the many modalities of ethnography existing today Edited by highly-regarded authorities of the subject with contributions from well-known experts in ethnography Reviews both classic ideas in the ethnography of education, such as “grounded theory”, “triangulation”, and “thick description” along with new developments and challenges An ideal source for scholars in libraries as well as researchers out in the field The Wiley Handbook of Ethnography of Education is a definitive reference that is indispensable for anyone involved in educational ethnography and questions of methodology.

Key Themes in the Ethnography of Education

"This is a beautifully written book that takes the reader to the heart of ethnography as experience.

Key Themes in the Ethnography of Education

Author: Sara Delamont

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446297519

Page: 240

View: 757

"This is a beautifully written book that takes the reader to the heart of ethnography as experience. Readers can walk in the shoes of ethnographers who have travelled before them, and learn as they learned. Sara Delamont is an undisputed expert in both ethnography and education, and here illustrates she is also a tour de force in writing style. All the important ingredients for a recipe to make a good quality ethnography are here, and they are served up with relish!" - Karen O’Reilly, Loughborough University "This is a powerful, richly nuanced, evocative work; a stunning and brilliantly innovative intervention. It provides ground zero - the starting place for the next generation of social scholars of education. A major accomplishment." - Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The ethnography of education has been conducted by sociologists and anthropologists, largely in self-contained and self-referential ways. This book celebrates the continuities and the strengths of ethnographic research on education in formal and non-formal settings, deliberately transgressing the sociology/anthropology divide. Education is broadly defined to cover many settings other than schools, in many countries, for many age-groups. The book is structured thematically, including chapters on movement and mobilities, memorials and memories, time and timescapes, bodies, and performativities, multi-sensory research, and narratives. Strategies for designing innovative ethnographic projects, and for fighting familiarity are provided.

Ethnography and Education Policy

This book emphasises the central place that ethnographic work should have in the formulation and evaluation of education policy. Ethnographic studies contribute to a greater understanding of the process formulation, evaluation and critique.

Ethnography and Education Policy

Author: Geoffrey Walford

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780762307685

Page: 278

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This book emphasises the central place that ethnographic work should have in the formulation and evaluation of education policy. Ethnographic studies contribute to a greater understanding of the process formulation, evaluation and critique. First, careful studies of policy initiatives at the local level can show the extent to which change actually occurs in practice. Second, ethnographic studies can investigate the unintended consequences as well as those planned by the policy. Third, ethnography can investigate the effects of policies in such a way that contradictions within the original policy itself are illuminated. As well as studying the effects and impact of policy, ethnography can also be useful in the formulation of new policies. The various chapters gathered together here give many examples of the ways that ethnography can trace the effects of particular policy developments and may be able to influence future policy debates. The contributors and case studies relate to several countries including the United States, Italy, England, France, Sweden and Switzerland, showing not only that ethnographic research in education is now widespread, but also increasing relevance to policy.

Identity Agency and Social Institutions in Educational Ethnography

The contributors to this volume explore themes of identity and agency in a variety of social institutions in educational ethnography across a wide range of international contexts, including Belgium, Sweden, North America, South Africa and ...

Identity  Agency and Social Institutions in Educational Ethnography

Author: Geoff Troman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0762311444

Page: 227

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The prime focus on the social processes of schooling within educational ethnography has tended to marginalise or eschew the importance of other 'informal' educational sites. Other social institutions, such as family, community, media and popular culture, work and prisons are salient arenas in which behaviours and lives are regulated. They all interrelate and are all implicated in the generation, management and development of social identities and the social and cultural reproduction of structures and relations. Individuals, though, are not merely shaped by these social institutions, their agency is evident in the way they creatively adapt and accommodate to the tensions and constraints of economic, educational and social policies. The maintenance of self in these situations requires identity work involving mediation, conflict, contestation and modes of resistance, which often contribute to a continual reconstruction of situations and contexts. This volume of Studies in Educational Ethnography focuses on identity and agency in a variety of social institutions in educational ethnography. The contributors explore these themes in a wide range of international contexts including; Belgium, Sweden, North America, South Africa and England. They demonstrate the capacity of educational ethnography to provide accounts of participants' perspectives and understandings to highlight the agency of educational subjects.

Genders and Sexualities in Educational Ethnography

This book contains chapters that illustrate some of the range of work in the area and the power of ethnography to uncover the complex and contested processes of construction.

Genders and Sexualities in Educational Ethnography

Author: Geoffrey Walford

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780762307388

Page: 234

View: 317

The study of the nature and construction of gender and sexuality is a recognized and highly productive research area, and one that is highly suited to ethnographic methods. This book contains chapters that illustrate some of the range of work in the area and the power of ethnography to uncover the complex and contested processes of construction.

Investigating Educational Policy Through Ethnography

Ethnographic methodology can be used to identify how educational policy is formulated and implemented through a process of enculturation.

Investigating Educational Policy Through Ethnography

Author: Geoffrey Walford

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780762310180

Page: 255

View: 555

Ethnographic methodology can be used to identify how educational policy is formulated and implemented through a process of enculturation. The object of these papers is to show how such a task can be carried out and to reveal the benefits it can yield.

Race Ethnography and Education

This book focuses on race and ethnography, and in particular, it addresses two significant issues.

Race  Ethnography and Education

Author: Rodney K Hopson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134932073

Page: 142

View: 472

This book focuses on race and ethnography, and in particular, it addresses two significant issues. Firstly, leading thinkers and emerging scholars in the field explicate the complicated nature of race intersections, theories, and meanings in educational ethnography. The ethnographic accounts consider schooling, which is then extended to larger educational settings, bound by unique and peculiar histories and locations. By amalgamating this selection of papers into one issue, the book both challenges the effects of educational histories, policies and practices, by interrogating theories and meanings of race, and positions race and racism in ethnography with the hope of presenting new applications and developments in ethnographic methodologies, theories, and practices. The volume then develops the conversation by helping to build scholarship in understanding race meanings, intersections and theories in educational and social sciences. With the escalating attention given to the study of race scholarship in recent years, there is still considerable information that scholars in the field need to know about how ethnographers and ethnography, from diverse comparative and international schools and educational settings, respond to racialized and racist practices, while challenging and developing theories about race and racism in diverse global terrains and locations. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnography and Education.