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Lönngren, Johanna – Ethnography and Education, 2021
Writing fieldnotes is an important part of ethnographic research. However, there is a striking lack of discussions about how different ways of producing fieldnotes may influence ethnographic research and meaning-making. The use of "shorthand notation" is sometimes mentioned as a tool to increase the speed and efficiency of note-taking,…
Descriptors: Written Language, Notetaking, Ethnography, Field Studies
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Duch, Henriette; Rasmussen, Annette – Ethnography and Education, 2021
Familiarity and distance is an issue that is much discussed in ethnographic fieldwork. This paper focuses on the topic of balancing familiarity and distance when the researcher is directly or indirectly part of the field, which in the study consists of an adult education context of two different teacher-training courses for upper secondary…
Descriptors: Familiarity, Ethnography, Adult Education, Researchers
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Castellsagué, Alba; Carrasco, Silvia – Ethnography and Education, 2021
Education and gender have become central issues within development discourses and practices in Nepal, under the powerful idea that school enables equality for women, collective wellbeing, and the nation's development. While hegemonic approaches to development are being increasingly challenged, critical contributions focusing on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Equal Education, Womens Education
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Unsworth, Ruth; Tummons, Jonathan – Ethnography and Education, 2021
The formation of teachers' professional practice has been discussed in relation to a wide variety of influences, with government prescription of practice often criticised as oppressing professional agency. Set within an ethnographic study within one English primary school, this paper explores the role of intertextuality in the form of intertextual…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Ethnography
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Þrastardóttir, Bergljót; Jóhannesson, Ingólfur Ásgeir; Lappalainen, Sirpa – Ethnography and Education, 2021
This article focuses on how students make use of different spaces in one compulsory school in Iceland and how gender is produced through activities in these spaces. Ethnographic fieldwork was conducted for three months in 2016 among 8th and 9th graders at one public school in Iceland. Our analysis is based on poststructural and material…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Ethnography, Grade 8, Grade 9
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Tualaulelei, Eseta – Ethnography and Education, 2021
Names are used every day in classrooms across the world as an important marker of personal and social identity but educators will, from time to time, encounter names that are unfamiliar or perceived as difficult to pronounce. The present study explores teachers' and students' language dispositions towards names and how naming practices impact…
Descriptors: Naming, Self Concept, Pronunciation, Teacher Student Relationship
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Walford, Geoffrey – Ethnography and Education, 2021
This is a methodological paper that seeks to encourage thought about the nature of auto-ethnography and which types of auto-ethnography might be most worthwhile within educational research. It reviews the various types of auto-ethnographic writing within education, focusing initially on the accounts of the process of doing educational research…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Ethnography, Research Methodology, Educational Research
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Leaney, Sarah; Webb, Rebecca – Ethnography and Education, 2021
As ethnographers we are familiar with methodological debates problematising ethnography's inherited and inherent connections to ideas of authenticity commonly mobilised to legitimate modes of representation. In this paper, we engage with the post-structural philosophies of Jacques Rancière and Judith Butler, to argue that methodological tools of…
Descriptors: Feminism, Ethics, Ethnography, Educational Practices
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Sabrin, Mohammed – Ethnography and Education, 2020
This study explored the interaction of school and students' cultures at a Latino academic/social enrichment after-school programme in Georgia, USA. I researched if and how students used language, a defining aspect of cultures, as cultural capital while negotiating school and student discourses. This study is particularly important due to the…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Cultural Differences, After School Programs, Enrichment Activities
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Walford, Geoffrey – Ethnography and Education, 2020
This article looks back at several of the classic ethnographies in British sociology of education and shows that quantitative work played a significant part in many of them, and that quantitative results were part of the evidence used to support claims and arguments put forward by the authors. The article then examines some more recent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Educational Sociology, Qualitative Research
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Galeazzi, Gilberto – Ethnography and Education, 2020
The paper concerns time and its role in the creation of a spiritual collective essence in the context of an Italian sailing school, the Centro Velico Caprera. The article focuses on how the implementation of a particular time frame contributes to the creation of the 'Spirit of Caprera', a set of disposition, characteristics and collective essence,…
Descriptors: Time, Marine Education, Aquatic Sports, Spiritual Development
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Bailey, Denise E. – Ethnography and Education, 2020
Drawing on data from a preschool-based ethnography that examined both teachers and children, this paper explores gendered elements of adult--child interactions in the preschool classroom. The author describes a methodological approach that acknowledges the provision of helpfulness as a common, everyday expectation that the children had of their…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Preschool Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Preschool Teachers
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Schmidt, Catarina – Ethnography and Education, 2020
This paper draws on a longitudinal ethnography of nine children's use of texts in and out of school in a multilingual setting in Sweden. The aim of this contribution is to reflect on the ways in which four out of these nine children are able to represent their literacies in school and in that way also represent their experiences and identities.…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Democracy, Power Structure, Multilingualism
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Steffensen, Tom; Havgaard, Merete Hull – Ethnography and Education, 2020
Within the tradition of ethnographic classroom research, this paper studies how pupils with a minority background are disciplined and participate in different school subjects such as Danish, English, math and science in Danish primary and lower secondary school settings. Whereas most research on minority children in classroom contexts focuses…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Classroom Techniques, Minority Group Students, Student Participation
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Juva, Ina; Holm, Gunilla; Dovemark, Marianne – Ethnography and Education, 2020
Bullying has been conceptualised as a phenomenon that focuses mainly on individuals and individual behaviour. We seek to broaden the discussion on bullying by describing and defining how teachers participate in and/or enable bullying, and to thus expand the notion of bullying as individual behaviour to include actors, norms and processes. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Teacher Role, High School Teachers
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