ERIC Number: ED328620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
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Educational Evaluation: Ethnography in Theory, Practice, and Politics.
Fetterman, David M., Ed.; Pitman, Mary Anne, Ed.
Ten essays on the use of ethnography in educational assessment are presented. Overview essays include: (1) "Beyond the Status Quo in Ethnographic Educational Evaluation" (David M. Fetterman) and (2) "The Ethnographic Evaluator" (David M. Fetterman). Theoretical papers include: (3) "Theory in Education Evaluation: Or, What's Wrong with Generic-Brand Anthropology" (Elaine L. Simon); (4) "The Use of Explicit Anthropological Theory in Educational Evaluation: A Case Study" (Mary Anne Pitman and Marion Lundy Dobbert); and (5) "Attrition in Zairian Secondary Schools: Ethnographic Evaluation and Sociocultural Systems" (John D. Studstill). Practical papers include: (6) "Combining Ethnographic and Experimental Methods in Educational Evaluation: A Case Study" (Joseph Maxwell and others) and (7) "Qualitative Methodology in the Evaluation of Early Childhood Bilingual Curriculum Models" (Ray A. Chesterfield). Political considerations are addressed in the following papers: (8) "Use of Ethnographic Techniques for Evaluation in a Large School District: The Vanguard Case" (Barbara G. Ferrell and Donald W. Compton); and (9) "'Posin' to be Chosen': An Ethnographic Study of In-School Truancy" (Richard A. Marotto). The concluding paper is: (10) "The Evolution of a Discipline" (David M. Fetterman). (TJH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Black Students, Case Studies, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnography, Evaluators, Experimental Teaching, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Research Methodology, School Districts, Sociocultural Patterns, Theory Practice Relationship, Truancy
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