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Ethnographies of Education and Cultural Conflicts, Volume 9 : Studies in Educational Ethnography - Bob Jeffrey

Ethnographies of Education and Cultural Conflicts, Volume 9

Studies in Educational Ethnography

By: Bob Jeffrey (Editor), Geoffrey Walford (Editor)

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Published: 1st December 2004
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National Curricular need to be interpreted in terms of the cultures and experience of learners and adjusted accordingly, for example a literacy and history curriculum needs to include perspectives relevant to the local culture. Teachers, learners, families and communities mediate, appropriate, subvert, and challenge the processes of policy implementation, curriculum engagement and pedagogic practices to make educational experiences more meaningful. These articles exemplify the conflicts, the coping strategies and resolutions adopted by those at the policy implementation interface. Examination of these processes using ethnographic methods identifies and characterises these tensions and provides research findings that can be used to construct lasting solutions that are commensurate with complex situations.
The writers in this volume have carried out ethnographies that illuminate educational disjunctions, ambiguities and tensions, agency, strategic action and resolution. Their methodology enables them to show, in detail, how incongruencies arise, how contexts affect interactions, what kind of agency operates, and the circumstances leading to resolutions. Six articles focus on educational inequality, three on identity development and we include three that discuss methodological issues of partisanship in researching equality issues.

Preface
Introduction
The Case for Partisan Research: Erving Goffman and Researching Social Inequalities
Should Ethnographers be Against Inequality? On Becker, Value Neutrality, and Researcher Partisanship
Ict and Educational (Dis)Advantage: Cultural Resources and the Digital Divide
Writing Inequalities: Literacy and Social Class in Three Primary Schools
Addressing Inequities: Lessons in Syncretism from Mexican American and Puerto Rican Children at Home and at School
'I Don't Think She Knew I Couldn't Do It': Bangladeshi Pupils and Achievement in the Early Years of Schooling
Making It: Caribbean Children Transgressing Barriers and Inequality to Achieve Success
Naming and Dealing with Inequality: Immigrant Students Perspective of Unequal Spaces in the Classroom
Identity Formation of Female Students in a Predominantly Female, Multiethnic High School
The Risk Zone: Intersections of Identity and Literacy in a Multiage, Multilingual Classroom
Reducing Inequalities in Field Relations: Who Gets The Power?
About the Authors
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ISBN: 9780762311125
ISBN-10: 0762311126
Series: Studies in Educational Ethnography
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1st December 2004
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.57