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Brehm, Will – Ethnography and Education, 2019
Educational privatisation has received increasing scholarly attention in recent decades. In much of this work, educational privatisation is viewed as the outcomes of certain government policies or as the result of the influences of education businesses in school systems. This article presents a portrait of an educational entrepreneur in Cambodia…
Descriptors: Privatization, Educational History, Portraiture, Public Policy
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Lu, Jinjin – Ethnography and Education, 2019
Confucianism has had a profound influence on Chinese learners' academic achievements, moral education and education for citizenship. It is often suggested that the influence of Confucianism leads to educational success. Situating the Confucian ideology in a Western educational setting in so far as how those involved in teaching and learning…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Learning Experience, Academic Achievement, Ethical Instruction
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Ayala, Ricardo A.; Koch, Tomas F.; Messing, Helga B. – Ethnography and Education, 2019
One of the most fundamental innovations in higher education is the introduction of the method known as problem-based learning (PBL). While literature has largely focused on its learning goals and the transition from lectures to tutorials, little research has problematised why this is a successful methodology and what we consider as students'…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Problem Based Learning, Teaching Methods, Power Structure
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Ilten-Gee, Robyn – Ethnography and Education, 2019
This study is an exploratory analysis of the multimodal composition practices of adolescents and young adults in a free after-school drop-in programme called the Workshop, and the moral development opportunities afforded by these practices. Pasupathi and Wainryb's [(2010). "Developing Moral Agency Through Narrative." "Human…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Multiple Literacies, After School Programs, Workshops
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Moger, Pauline; Bagley, Carl – Ethnography and Education, 2019
To-date qualitative research in the field of policy enactment has tended to focus on investigating existing national policy discourse and the ways in which this discourse is creatively reconstituted in school-based contexts of practice. In this paper, the focus is on uncovering the ways in which a school-based commitment to a specific policy--in…
Descriptors: Creativity, Ethnography, Secondary Schools, Educational Policy
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Jonasson, Mikael – Ethnography and Education, 2019
The aim of this study is to use an ethnographic method in order to map where understandings of teaching and learning practices (TaLP) are being discussed in three schools. The questions posed are: what are the relations between thick places, meaning, affect, and TaLP? This study uses an ethnographic method outside the classroom and in between…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Miled, Neila – Ethnography and Education, 2019
As a Muslim researcher conducting a critical ethnography about/with/for Muslim youth and their school experiences, at this time of intensified Islamophobia and overwhelming discourses of hate against Muslims, the boundaries of the personal and the academic become blurry and confusing. This paper emerges from my subjective/academic experiences as a…
Descriptors: Muslims, Researchers, Ethnography, Student Experience
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Frödén, Sara – Ethnography and Education, 2019
This article is based on data generated in an ethnographic study of gender in a Swedish preschool. Drawing on Judith Butler's understanding of performativity and (un)doing of gender, a new theoretical concept, "situated decoding of gender," is further developed by showing how the material and spatial dimension of the educational practice…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Foreign Countries
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Albon, Deborah; Hellman, Anette – Ethnography and Education, 2019
Inspired initially by Elias's (1994) work on 'civilising processes', this article draws on a project in which an English and a Swedish researcher examines ethnographic data on mealtimes from two of their respective studies undertaken in early childhood settings. Despite the differing contexts, the data show a marked similarity in the way…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Food
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Vigo-Arrazola, Begoña; Dieste-Gracia, Belén – Ethnography and Education, 2019
The purpose of this article is twofold: firstly, to highlight how school strategies and priorities relate to family participation practices through social media and, secondly, to further our knowledge of the basic aspects involved. The concept of cultural capital is used to discuss how parental resources affect virtual family participation and how…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Cultural Capital, Computer Simulation, Social Media
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Benincasa, Luciana – Ethnography and Education, 2019
The paper approaches school parades on national commemorations in Greece as a 'text' for storing and transmitting cultural meanings and value hierarchies. The study is based on policy documents and participant observation. The detailed Ministry instructions on how schools should select students for the parade may be viewed as instructions on how…
Descriptors: Ceremonies, Cultural Traits, Educational Policy, Participant Observation
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Barley, Ruth; Russell, Lisa – Ethnography and Education, 2019
Using visual ethnography as a participatory method that places children's and young people's everyday experiences at the centre of research is discussed in this paper. The strengths and challenges of using participatory visual methods as a way of eliciting the thoughts, feelings and identities of young people within various education and training…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Ethnography, Participatory Research, Psychological Patterns
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LeBlanc, Robert Jean – Ethnography and Education, 2019
The ethnographer's embodied action during research is a complex of habit, belief, social and institutional positioning, and intention. This article examines what urban anthropologist Wacqaunt calls 'carnal sociology' and considers its implications for ethnographers of religious educational spaces. Contemporary ethnographers of education have…
Descriptors: Researchers, Religious Education, Ethnography, Participant Observation
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Wischmann, Anke; Riepe, Valérie – Ethnography and Education, 2019
This paper aims to research practices of resistance as an important part of agency in primary school classrooms. By combining a post-structural theoretical frame with a critical ethnographic research approach, it understands children's resistance as an ordinary practice, as a necessary response to structures and practices of the classroom setting.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Case Studies, German
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Douglas, Alaster Scott – Ethnography and Education, 2019
This article makes the claim that developing ethnographic work through follow-up interviews can add to our understanding of researched phenomena and explores how using concepts from Bourdieu and theories on the social construction of time strengthen the research design and add a stronger longitudinal diachronic element to data analysis. Extending…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Social Theories, Social Capital, Longitudinal Studies
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