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ERIC Number: EJ1132348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1745 -7823
A Meta-Ethnography of Two Studies on Interactions in Schools: Reflections on the Process of Translation
Kakos, Michalis; Fritzsche, Bettina
Ethnography and Education, v12 n2 p228-242 2017
This paper reflects upon our experience gained from engagement in a meta-ethnography of two studies on interactions between teachers and students in schools situated in England and Germany. Starting with a short overview of Noblit and Hare's (1988) conceptualisation of the method, the paper outlines the meta-ethnography we undertook especially focusing on the process of translation. We present the findings of our study which show teachers' understanding of the pastoral aspect of their role as incompatible with demands related to their performance and to those associated with their institutional responsibilities. We show also how attempts to develop personalised interactions with students may reinforce students' vulnerability. Our final discussion contributes our own deliberations about the potentials and challenges of the method, especially in relation to the role of the ethnographers and their relationship to the meta-ethnographic field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); Germany
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