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ERIC Number: EJ1103885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1946-7109
Border Crossing in the Classroom through Performed Ethnography
Goldstein, Tara
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v13 n1 p4-19 Spr 2016
In this essay I share the ways I have used performed ethnography to explore the notion of border crossing in an undergraduate course called "Equity and Activism in Education." Performed ethnography involves turning the findings of ethnographic research into a play script. My students read two performed ethnographies, "Harriet's House" and "Ana's Shadow," based on ethnographic research I had conducted about the lives of transnational adoptive LGBTQ families. They then reflected upon the ways they themselves had crossed borders in their families and schools, and how their own border crossing experiences might influence their future activist work in education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)
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