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ERIC Number: EJ1087190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0782
What Languages Do You Speak? A Reflexive Account of Research with Multilingual Pupils and Teachers
Smyth, Geri
Language and Education, v30 n2 p143-157 2016
This paper will offer a reflexive account of the research approaches used in linguistically and culturally diverse education contexts by an academic researcher from the hegemonic cultural mainstream. The discussion will cover some of the potential barriers to research with linguistically, ethnically and/or culturally diverse "others" and consider why particular methodologies have been adopted in contexts with both pupils and teachers in order to overcome such barriers. The approaches discussed include critical ethnography, co-construction of research tools, digital photography and self-portraits. The paper will also consider the asymmetric nature of the researcher-researched relationship and the ways in which this asymmetry can be addressed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)
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