Ethnographic Methods in Education (Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods)

Ethnographic Methods in Education (Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods)

By: Ms Sara Delamont (editor)Hardback

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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

About Author

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.


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

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  • ISBN13: 9781849207324
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1504
  • ID: 9781849207324
  • weight: 2870
  • ISBN10: 1849207321

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