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Ethnography in Education
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Ethnography in Education



April 2013 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'Written in a clear, accessible style, this inspirational book is both a practical guide and a survey of the different ways of doing ethnography. Drawing on wide-ranging examples and using classic and contemporary ethnographies, the authors demonstrate the importance of developing an ethnographic sensibility. A most valuable resource'

- Cris Shore, University of Auckland

Ethnography in Education is an accessible guidebook to the different approaches taken by ethnographers studying education. Drawing on their own experience of teaching and using these methods, the authors help you cultivate an 'ethnographic imagination' in your own research and writing.

With extended examples of ethnographic analysis, the book will introduce you to:

- ethnographic 'classics'

- the best existing textbooks

- debates about new approaches and innovations.

This book is ideal for postgraduate students in Education and related disciplines seeking to use an ethnographic approach in their Masters and Doctoral theses.

David Mills is a University Lecturer in Education, University of Oxford.

Missy Morton is Associate Professor and Head of School of Educational Studies and Leadership, College of Education, University of Canterbury

Research Methods in Education series:

Each book in this series maps the territory of a key research approach or topic in order to help readers progress from beginner to advanced researcher.

Each book aims to provide a definitive, market-leading overview and to present a blend of theory and practice with a critical edge. All titles in the series are written for Master's-level students anywhere and are intended to be useful to the many diverse constituencies interested in research on education and related areas.

Other books in the series:

- Using Case Study in Education Research, Hamilton and Corbett-Whittier

- Qualitative Research in Education, Atkins and Wallace

- Action Research in Education, McAteer

For more about the series and additional resources visit the BERA/SAGE series page here.

 
Introduction: Schooling the Imagination
 
Reading Ethnography, Writing Ethnography
 
Ethnography by Design, Ethnography by Accident
 
Into the Educational 'Field': Relationships, Reciprocities and Responsibilities
 
Being, Seeing, Writing: The Role of Fieldnotes
 
New Times, New Ethnographies
 
What Do I Do Now? Making Ethnographic Meaning
 
Ethnography that Makes a Difference
 
Writing Again: Communicating Ethnographic Insights
 
Conclusion: Being an Everyday Ethnographer
 
Bibliography
 
Index

I found the discussions of extracts of ethnographic writing very useful and insightful. Chapters are set out clearly and the annotated Further Reading list is very helpful.

Mrs Irene Scott
Faculty of Education (Parkgate), Chester University
June 11, 2013

A clearly written and engaging text which is truly inspirational for researchers in education

It provides examples of ethnography in action, explaining the complexities and strategies which can be used. An absolute must for students who may be seduced by an exciting but challenging methodological approach.

Mr Michael Hall
Management , City College Norwich
May 9, 2013
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