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Ethnography in Education

Ethnography in Education

April 2013 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'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.

Introduction: Schooling the Imagination
Reading Ethnography, Writing Ethnography
Ethnography by Design, Ethnography by Accident
Into the Educational 'Field': Relationships, Reciprocities and Responsibilities
Being, Seeing, Writing: The Role of Fieldnotes
New Times, New Ethnographies
What Do I Do Now? Making Ethnographic Meaning
Ethnography that Makes a Difference
Writing Again: Communicating Ethnographic Insights
Conclusion: Being an Everyday Ethnographer

'Written in a clear, accessible style, this inspirational book is a both a practical guide to the ethnographer's craft and a survey of the different ways of doing ethnography. Drawing on wide-ranging examples and succinct reviews of classic and contemporary ethnographies of education, the authors demonstrate the importance of developing an ethnographic sensibility. This book will be a valuable resource for educationalists'
-Cris Shore, University of Auckland

i am adopting this for my testing purpose.

Mr test5 test7
Cultural & Historical Studies, The Arts Institute
July 22, 2015

This book discusses ethnographic research and techniques which students within an education degree need to develop an awareness of. Highly recommended text.

Dr Katherine Cartmell
Education and Early Childhood Studies, Liverpool John Moores University
March 16, 2015

Useful introduction to enthnography with follow up references.

Miss Alyson Lewis
Newport School of Education, University of Wales, Newport
October 1, 2014

The text povides a clear summary of the topic. There were times when I wished that issues had been explored in greater depth, but the aim here is more about providing an overview. Overall, the book constitutes an extremely good overview for any postgraduate student interested in carrying out ethnographic work in educational institutions. At the same time, it is also useful reading for those using other approaches, in that it introduces an alternative 'sensibility'.

Dr Martin Levinson
Education , Exeter University
September 25, 2014

A useful book will recommend to Dissertation students working in this field

Mr Barry Harwood
Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care, Winchester University
August 15, 2014

Very helpful text that can be opened when wanting to clarify significant points on this research process

Miss Helen Thornalley
Education, St Mary's College
January 3, 2014

Ethnography not an appproach often adopted or discussed. useulas a text to show that ethnography is out there

Dr Linda Barlow-Meade
Faculty of Health, Social Work & Educ, Northumbria University
November 28, 2013

Outstanding text. Top of my recommendation list for students adopting an ethnographic approach to research.

Mr Graham Bright
Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University College
October 31, 2013

Essentail reading for all students undertaking social science resreach

Mr Michael Hall
Management , City College Norwich
October 21, 2013

David Mills

David Mills is Associate Professor (Pedagogy and the Social Sciences) at the University of Oxford’s Department of Education and Fellow of Kellogg College. He directs the Grand Union ESRC-funded doctoral training partnership, an Oxford-led collaboration with Open University and Brunel University London. Trained in anthropology, he has published work on disciplinarity, higher education policy, doctoral education, and African universities. His current interests include the politics of higher education capacity building and the challenges of collaborative research. His books include Ethnography and Education (SAGE, 2013), Difficult Folk: A... More About Author

Missy Morton

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