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ERIC Number: EJ892094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1745-7823
Identifying and Comparing Scandinavian Ethnography: Comparisons and Influences
Beach, Dennis
Ethnography and Education, v5 n1 p49-63 Mar 2010
In recent years, there has been a significant growth in the volume of research production in education ethnography in Scandinavia due partly to a regionally financed network. The present article makes some comparisons between Scandinavian and other education research contexts in relation to aspects of general ethnographic design to try to analyse this production. It suggests some typical points of identity for Scandinavian educational ethnography, such as a distinct role for theories in fieldwork. But it also suggests that these characteristics are even apparent outside Scandinavia. Some blind-spots in ethnography are also suggested around quantitative aspects, but again, these are not unique. Scandinavian ethnographic research in education is broadly influenced by a range of different traditions in different parts of the region that have travelled with key people and from place to place, but it is also noted that there is seepage between ethnography and other traditions. (Contains 4 notes and 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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