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Ethnographic Methods in Education

Ethnographic Methods in Education

Four Volume Set
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October 2011 | 1 504 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
As qualitative methods have gained acceptance, ethnography has become rather 'overshadowed' by interviewing, narrative, focus groups, life history, and autobiography. These volumes focus only on ethnography.

Ethnography has been recognised as an important research method in educational research for over 40 years, but has a longer history than that which is often ignored. This collection demonstrates the long and fascinating history of the use of ethnographic research methods to study educational settings and issues; maps the strengths and weaknesses of ethnography in contemporary educational research; and explores the major controversies surrounding educational ethnography. The theoretical roots of and key figures in ethnographic research done by anthropologists, sociologists and others, are central to the volumes, which brings together often isolated and disparate research traditions so that readers can compare and contrast their strengths and weaknesses.

Volume One: Contexts and Theories

Volume Two: Educational Settings

Volume Three: Educational Contents - Knowledge and Power

Volume Four: Participants in Education - Pupils, Students, Teachers, Lecturers

Margaret Mead
Our Educational Emphases in Primitive Perspective
Theodore Brameld and Edward Sullivan
Anthropology and Education
Peter Sindell
Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Education
Sara Delamont and Paul Atkinson
The Two Traditions in Educational Ethnography
Sociology and Anthropology Compared  
Douglas Foley
Rethinking School Ethnographies of Colonial Settings
A Performance Perspective of Reproduction and Resistance  
Martyn Hammersley
Classroom Ethnography
Jacquetta Hill Burnett
On the Analogy between Culture Acquisition and the Ethnographic Method
Fred Gearing
Where We Are and Where We Might Go
Steps toward a General Theory of Cultural Transmissions  
Thomas LaBelle
An Anthropological Framework for Studying Education
Stephen Wilson
The Use of Ethnographic Techniques in Educational Research
Ray Rist
Ethnographic Techniques and the Study of an Urban School
Harry Wolcott
Criteria for an Ethnographic Approach to Research in Schools
Andy Hargreaves and Martyn Hammersley
Politics and Science in the Work of the Centre of Contemporary Cultural Studies  
Kathryn Borman, Margaret LeCompte and Judith Goetz
Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Design and Why It Doesn't Work
Blanche Geer
First Days in the Field
Harry Wolcott
Confessions of a 'Trained' Observer
Sara Delamont
All too Familiar? A Decade of Classroom Research
George Spindler and Louise Spindler
Roger Harker and Schönhausen
From Familiar to Strange and Back again  
Susan Parman
Making the Familiar Strange
The Anthropological Dialogue of George and Louise Spindler  
John Singleton
Reflecting on the Reflections
Where Did We Come from? Where Are We Going?  
Hervé Varenne
Difficult Collective Deliberations
Anthropological Notes toward a Theory of Education  
Kathryn Borman
Social Control and Schooling
Power and Process in Two Kindergarten Settings  
Jacquetta Hill Burnett
Ceremony, Rites and Economy in the Student System of an American High School
Deborah Reed-Danahay and Kathryn Anderson-Levitt
Backward Countryside, Troubled City
Sherry Ortner
'Burned Like a Tattoo'
High School Social Categories and 'American Culture'  
Hugh Mehan
Understanding Inequality in Schools
The Contribution of Interpretive Studies  
Peter Magolda
Accessing, Waiting, Plunging in, Wondering and Writing
Retrospective Sense-Making of Fieldwork  
Tom Cavanagh
Constructing Ethnographic Relationships
Reflections on Key Issues and Struggles in the Field  
Analía Meo and Andrew Parker
Teachers, Teaching and Educational Exclusion
Pupil Referral Units and Pedagogic Practice  
Colin Samson
Teaching Lies
The Innu Experience of Schooling London  
Wendy Luttrell
The Teachers They All Had Their Pets
Concepts of Gender, Knowledge and Power  
Paul Atkinson
In Cold Blood
Bedside Teaching in a Medical School  
Lanita Jacobs-Huey
Learning through the Breach
Language Socialization among African American Cosmetologists  
Matthew Desmond
Becoming a Firefighter
Robert Petrone
You Have to Get Hit a Couple of Times
The Role of Conflict in Learning How to 'Be' a Skateboarder  
Sanford Dornbusch
The Military Academy as an Assimilating Institution
Wolff-Michael Roth and G Michael Bowen
'Creative Solutions' and 'Fibbing Results'
Enculturation in Field Ecology  
Jean Anyon
Social Class and School Knowledge
George Riseborough
Pupils, Recipe Knowledge, Curriculum and the Cultural Production of Class, Ethnicity and Patriarchy
A Critique of One Teacher's Practices  
Sara Delamont, John Beynon and Paul Atkinson
In the Beginning Was the Bunsen
Richard Maddox
Culture, Schooling and the Politics of Class Identity in an Andalucian Town
Vandra Masemann
The 'Hidden Curriculum' of a West African Boarding School
Thomas Porcello
Speaking of Sound
Language and the Professionalization of Sound-Recording Engineers  
Robert Campbell
Preparing the Next Generation of Scientists
The Social Process of Managing Students  
Warwick Anderson
Teaching 'Race' at Medical School
Social Scientists on the Margin  
Tony Coxon
Men in the Kitchen
Notes from a Cookery Class  
Gary Fine
Occupational Aesthetics
How Trade School Students Learn to Cook  
Barbara Heyl
The Madam as Teacher
The Training of House Prostitutes  
Dale Eickelman
The Art of Memory
Islamic Education and Its Social Reproduction  
Katerina Agostino
The Making of Warriors
Men, Identity and Military Culture  
Wayne Martino
Deconstructing Masculinity in the English Classroom
A Site for Reconstituting Gendered Subjectivity  
Anne Haas Dyson
The Ninjas, the X-Men and the Ladies
Playing with Power and Identity in an Urban Primary School  
Claudio de Campos Rosario, Neil Stephens and Sara Delamont
'I'm Your Teacher, I'm Brazilian!'
Authenticity and Authority in European Capoeira  
Ray Rist
Student Social Class and Teachers' Expectations
The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Ghetto Education  
Carol Talbert
Interaction and Adaption in Two Negro Kindergartens
John Abraham
Gender Differences and Anti-School Boys
Stuart Palonsky
Hempies and Squeaks, Truckers and Cruisers
A Participant Observer Study in a City High School  
Signithia Fordham and John Ogbu
Black Students' School Success
'Coping with the Burden of Acting White'  
Frances Vavrus and Kim-Marie Cole
'I Didn't Do Nothin''
The Discursive Construction of School Suspension  
T E Woronov
In the Eye of the Chicken
Hierarchy and Marginality among Beijing's Migrant School Children  
Audrey Lambart
Expulsion in Context
A School as a System in Action  
Howard Becker
The Career of the Chicago Public Schoolteacher
Michael Walker
Control and Consciousness in the College
Fay Head
Student Teaching as Initiation into the Teaching Profession
Martyn Denscombe
The 'Hidden Pedagogy' and Its Implications for Teacher Training
Mark Dressman
Teacher, Teach Thyself
Teacher Research as Ethnographic Practice  
Kathryn Anderson-Levitt
Degrees of Distance between Teachers and Parents in Urban France
Amanda Datnow
Using Gender to Preserve Tracking's Status Hierarchy
The Defensive Strategy of Entrenched Teachers  

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Sara Delamont

Dr Sara Delamont, DSc Econ, AcSS. read Social Anthropology at Girton College Cambridge, did her PhD at Edinburgh, and lectured at Leicester before moving to Cardiff in 1976. She was the first woman to be President of BERA (the British Education Research Association) and the first woman Dean of Social Sciences at Cardiff. She has done ethnographies in schools, and other settings where teaching and learning take place such as operatic master classes and martial arts studios. With Paul Atkinson she is the Founding Editor of Qualitative Research, and is the author of fourteen books. More About Author

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