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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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Safronov, Petr; Bochaver, Alexandra; Nisskaya, Anastasia; Koroleva, Diana – Ethnography and Education, 2020
This article is drawn from the authors' first experience as school ethnographers who gathered data on eleven- and twelve-year old children in a Moscow school. The focus is on data processing in ethnographic writing. The paper addresses the challenges of making field notes in a collective consisting of researchers with different professional and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Notetaking, Ethnography, Collaborative Writing
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Matthiesen, Noomi – Ethnography and Education, 2020
This article takes a closer look at the issue of access by describing the author's process of access during an ethnographic study on the home--school collaboration between Somali diaspora mothers and teachers in Danish public schools. The article is structured around metaphors of the field and unfolds as a progressive narrative of these metaphors;…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Ethnography, Family School Relationship, Mothers
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McInch, Alex – Ethnography and Education, 2020
Ethnography as a methodological approach presents the fieldworker with many ethical crossroads throughout the research process. This is because of the unique position that ethnographers find themselves in, the environments that they research and the relationships which are formed. This paper presents four confessional vignettes from a broader…
Descriptors: Ethics, College Faculty, Working Class, Field Studies
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Knoll, Alex; Jaeger, Ursina – Ethnography and Education, 2020
Language policy in German-speaking Swiss kindergartens recently has been subject to change. While dialect traditionally was spoken to kindergartners, the use of High German has been established to promote the integration of migrant children and equality of opportunity. In this contribution, we look at how kindergarten teachers translate the new…
Descriptors: Language Planning, German, Kindergarten, Dialects
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Rifà-Valls, Montserrat; Empain, Joanna – Ethnography and Education, 2020
After exploring the interactions between moving image-based art practices and anthropology in recent decades, and the permeable membranes in ethnographic research, we will describe six tactics of video-ethnography used to create experimental narratives with a group of South Asian immigrant girls. Positioned in feminist critical poststructuralism,…
Descriptors: Females, Asians, Immigrants, Art
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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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