ERIC Number: EJ1139576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
A Critique of Koh's (2014) "Doing Class Analysis in Singapore's Elite Education"
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v15 n2 p282-288 2017
Aaron Koh contributed to a collection of multi-site global ethnographic articles published here (2014, Vol. 12, No. 2) that present class reproduction as operationalised in elite education. While the collection adds to the current international critique of meritocracy, a close look at Koh's contribution reveals that critical ethnography can lose its representational and persuasive power if muddled by theoretical and methodological haziness and if it fails to forefront participants' voices. This response is meant to encourage Koh to re-present his data and position so as to sure up his comment on this important issue.
Descriptors: Ethnography, Advantaged, Criticism, Social Class, Foreign Countries, Social Stratification, Equal Education, Educational Attainment, Power Structure, High Schools, Interviews, Observation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore