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Martinussen, Marie; Højbjerg, Karin; Tamborg, Andreas Lindenskov – Ethnography and Education, 2018
This article addresses the implications of researcher-student cooperation in the production of empirical material. For the student to replace the experienced researcher and work under the researcher's supervision, we call such work proxy-produced ethnographic work. Although there are clear advantages, the specific relations and positions arising…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Interpersonal Relationship, Students, Cooperation
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Papen, Uta – Ethnography and Education, 2018
This paper examines the role of religious literacy practices such as hymns, prayers and Bible stories in the context of literacy teaching in primary schools in England. Drawing on data collected through a classroom ethnography of a year 1 class (five and six-year-olds) conducted in a Catholic primary school in 2013 and 2014, I suggest that…
Descriptors: Literacy, Biblical Literature, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Hammersley, Martyn – Ethnography and Education, 2018
This paper notes that, in the field of education and beyond, the term "ethnography" has acquired a range of meanings, and comes in many different versions, these often reflecting sharply divergent orientations. I argue that this is a major problem that requires attention; particularly since today there are some serious threats to the…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Research Methodology, Definitions, Educational Research
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Parker-Jenkins, Marie – Ethnography and Education, 2018
This paper was prompted by the question, what do we mean by conducting "ethnography"? Is it in fact "case study" drawing on ethnographic techniques? My contention is that in many cases, researchers are not actually conducting ethnography as understood within a traditional sense but rather are engaging in case study, drawing on…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Case Studies, Researchers, Comparative Analysis
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Teeters, Leah A.; Jurow, A. Susan – Ethnography and Education, 2018
This article examines the social and cultural organisation of learning and community change in a largely new immigrant and under-resourced neighbourhood in the US. Situating our investigation within a local social movement for food justice, we use an ethnographic lens to study how learning is made to become consequential across relationships…
Descriptors: Social Action, Social Justice, Food, Social Networks
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Gustafsson, Jan – Ethnography and Education, 2018
The present article examines the general debate on curriculum differentiation and individualisation. Based on a policy ethnographic case study of class 9a at Forest School, it critically analyses how curriculum differentiation and individualisation are enacted in and interfere with classroom practice. The results show how Forest School's…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Individualized Instruction, Investigations
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Clapham, Andrew; Vickers, Rob – Ethnography and Education, 2018
This paper considers how governors in the English "Further Education and Skills" (FE) sector examined their practice as ethnographers. The paper locates both FE governance and ethnography within the challenges of the performative and Panoptic environments facing English education. In doing so, the paper explores how the informants'…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Ethnography, Case Studies, State Government
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Karlsson, Mikael R.; Erlandson, Peter – Ethnography and Education, 2018
This is part of a larger ethnographical study concerning how school development in a local educational context sets cultural and social life in motion. The main data "in this article" consists of semi-structural interviews with teachers (facilitators) who have the responsibility of carrying out a project about formative assessment in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Facilitators (Individuals), Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Role
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Morris, Ceri – Ethnography and Education, 2017
Education involves the engagement of the full range of the senses in the accomplishment of tasks and the learning of knowledge and skills. However both in pedagogical practices and in the process of educational research, there has been a tendency to privilege the visual. To explore these issues, detailed sensory ethnographic fieldwork was…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Visual Impairments, Adult Education, Educational Research
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Bräu, Karin; Harring, Marius; Weyl, Christin – Ethnography and Education, 2017
This article on hand discusses results of an ethnographic study which aims to perform a detailed description of practices of doing homework in a domestic environment. Based on the international state of research, first the question and the methodical approach will be explained, subsequently the role conflicts and stress ratios developed while…
Descriptors: Homework, Role Conflict, Parent Participation, Ethnography
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Rainio, Anna Pauliina; Hilppö, Jaakko – Ethnography and Education, 2017
This paper outlines a dialectical conceptualisation of children's agency for the purposes of multidisciplinary educational theory and practice. We illuminate five contradictory but connected dimensions of children's agency, or "the dialectics of agency," identified from theoretical debate between sociologically and psychologically…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Educational Theories, Interdisciplinary Approach, Educational Research
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Fish, Tim – Ethnography and Education, 2017
The identification of disengaged early school leavers as young people "at risk" can lead to a deficit-based framing of how educational institutions respond to them. A rural secondary school in Victoria, Australia established an alternative education programme to cater for local disengaged young people. A critical ethnographic study was…
Descriptors: Therapy, Nontraditional Education, Dropouts, At Risk Persons
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Lunneblad, Johannes; Odenbring, Ylva; Hellman, Anette – Ethnography and Education, 2017
The focus of the present study is on how educators and students create a "sense of belonging" and school identity. The ethnography was carried out at an independent Christian school with children and students aged six to sixteen years. This study's aim is to contribute knowledge about how the identity of a school has become an important…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Religious Education, Ethnography, Christianity
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Vaughan, Terry, III – Ethnography and Education, 2017
The McNair Scholars Program continues to be pivotal towards increasing diversity within graduate schools in the USA, particularly within doctoral programmes. The programme provides underrepresented undergraduate students with opportunities to learn about research and applying to graduate schools, which otherwise might not be available for these…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Program Descriptions, Graduate Students, Disproportionate Representation
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Alvaré, Bretton T. – Ethnography and Education, 2017
Depending on the particular definition of culture they employ, pedagogical approaches meant to promote integration, inclusion, and empowerment across cultural divides can end up magnifying existing feelings of alienation, exclusion, and disempowerment. This article explores the negative consequences that can arise when "funds of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Cultural Differences, Ethnography, Cultural Awareness
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