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ERIC Number: EJ956724
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1474-9041
On Structure and Agency in Ethnographies of Education: Examples from This Special Issue and More Generally
Beach, Dennis
European Educational Research Journal, v10 n4 p572-582 2011
The articles in this collection are about the development, possibility, exercise and possible frustration of human agency within educational exchanges. They are also all based on ethnography, which is now a common approach to educational research. Ethnography is not a seamless, neutral observational practice but is instead variable in relation to theoretical perspectives and methodological application. However, central to all approaches is an emphasis on an active and creative citizen and an assumption that there is a dialectical relationship between human social practices, human consciousness and social structures. The similarities and differences within education ethnography are apparent even in the articles present here and in the ways in which they depict, define and describe agency in this special issue. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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