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ERIC Number: EJ934768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
A Very Historical Mode of Understanding: Examining Editorial and Ethnographic Relations in "The Primary" (2008)
Warmington, Paul; Grosvenor, Ian
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v47 n4 p543-558 2011
This article offers an analysis of "The Primary," a television documentary broadcast in the UK in 2008 as part of a BBC series exploring multicultural Britain. The film documents a term at an inner-city primary school. It depicts school leadership, cultural diversity, relationships between the school and the local community, pupils' friendships, parents and out of school activities. The article discusses "The Primary" as a product of British television documentary-making in the early twenty-first century and examines the historical context in which it was broadcast. It then analyses the relations between the film's visual and aural narrative dimensions and the possible disruptions in historical meaning produced by these relations. Discussion focuses on the film's shifts between "ethnographic" and "editorial" registers; its depiction of a multicultural urban school setting; and the possibilities offered by reading the film as cultural inventory. (Contains 29 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Birmingham)