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Ethnography and Education Policy : Studies in Educational Ethnography - Geoffrey Walford

Ethnography and Education Policy

Studies in Educational Ethnography

By: Geoffrey Walford (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th March 2001
ISBN: 9780762307685
Number Of Pages: 288

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This book emphasises the central place that ethnographic work should have in the formulation and evaluation of education policy. Ethnographic studies contribute to a greater understanding of the process formulation, evaluation and critique. First, careful studies of policy initiatives at the local level can show the extent to which change actually occurs in practice. Second, ethnographic studies can investigate the unintended consequences as well as those planned by the policy. Third, ethnography can investigate the effects of policies in such a way that contradictions within the original policy itself are illuminated. As well as studying the effects and impact of policy, ethnography can also be useful in the formulation of new policies. The various chapters gathered together here give many examples of the ways that ethnography can trace the effects of particular policy developments and may be able to influence future policy debates. The contributors and case studies relate to several countries including the United States, Italy, England, France, Sweden and Switzerland, showing not only that ethnographic research in education is now widespread, but also increasing relevance to policy.

Preface
Introduction: Ethnography and Policyp. 1
Literacy Policy and Literacy in the Classroom: What Ethnography Teaches Usp. 11
Educational Ethnography and Multicultural Education: A Study of Classroom Talk-in-Interaction as an Identity Making Discoursive Activityp. 43
The Negotiation of Difference: The Meanings of Success in Ethnically Diverse Classroomsp. 71
Policy Versus Practice: The Hidden Curriculum of Racism in an Esol Contextp. 97
Swedish Language Courses for Immigrants: Integration or Discrimination?p. 119
Researching the Impact of New Public Management Approaches to Policy on Primary School Teachers' Workp. 137
Pupils at Transition. The Impact of Institution and Peer-Group Pressures on Pupils' Negotiation of Change: A U.K. Case Studyp. 157
Is Goodwill Enough? Comments on the French Experience of the Technology Sectionp. 177
Alienation, Reproduction and Fetish in Swedish Educationp. 193
The Dialectic of Intent and Actuality: A Clash of Valuesp. 221
Tales from the Interface: Disseminating Ethnography for Policy Makingp. 251
Notes on Contributorsp. 275
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ISBN: 9780762307685
ISBN-10: 0762307684
Series: Studies in Educational Ethnography
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 30th March 2001
Publisher: Emerald Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.58