ERIC Number: ED331723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Another Pair of Eyes: On The Reflectiveness of the Ethnographic Observation of a Science Teacher.
Vernile, Lucy; Monteiro, Roberto Alves
As part of a major effort towards the documentation of teachers' roles, in a project (Toledo Support Teachers Program) aimed towards their restructuring, one female science teacher was observed using ethnographic techniques while performing her daily work as a teacher, department head, support teacher during the winter and spring of 1989. The technique used is called "shadowing", since both the observer and the subject were together for a long time each day. Jointly written by the observer and the teacher, this paper attempts to analyze the technique both as a research tool and as a medium for the teacher's critical examination of her practices. The paper addresses in detail the description of the technique used, the teacher's reaction to the observation, and post-observation effects on the teacher's practices. (Author/CRW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, Cleveland, OH.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Toledo Support Teachers Program OH
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (Lake Geneva, WI, April 7-10, 1991).