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Gender and Ethnicity in Schools : Ethnographic Accounts - Martyn Hammersley

Gender and Ethnicity in Schools

Ethnographic Accounts

By: Martyn Hammersley (Editor), Peter Woods (Editor)

Paperback Published: 7th January 1993
ISBN: 9780415089685
Number Of Pages: 238

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The widespread adoption of ethnography in the study of educational processes in the 1970s and 80s represented a break with the methodological and theoretical assumptions of previous work in several ways. Of particular importance was the new attention to pupils' experience of an adaption to school. Even so, this ethnographic work inherited the preoccupation with social class inequalities that had characterized previous sociology of education.
Recently the focus of ethnographic work in education has broadened to give sustained attention to gender and ethnic differences, under the influence of feminism and of campaigns for multi-cultural/anti-racist education. Gender and ethnicity produce a complex pattern of pupils' careers in school, and raise crucial educational and political issues. This book offers a sample of recent ethnographic work that takes seriously these dimensions of pupils' experience and addresses the issues they raise. It explores arguments about discrimination and about the cultural processes by which pupils' responses to school are mediated. It also provides access to some of the intense debates that work in this field has stimulated.

List of figures and tables
Introductionp. 1
Gender implications of children's playground culturep. 11
Sex and the quiet schoolgirlp. 34
We're back with Gobbo: the re-establishment of gender relations following a school mergerp. 49
Humour as resistancep. 75
Gender imbalances in the primary classroom: an interactional accountp. 95
An evaluation of a study of gender imbalance in primary classroomsp. 113
Ethnicity and friendship: the contrast between sociometric research and field work observation in primary school classroomsp. 127
Beyond the white norm: the use of qualitative methods in the study of black youths' schooling in Englandp. 145
Genre, ethnocentricity and bilingualism in the English classroomp. 166
School processes - an ethnographic studyp. 191
Case not proven: an evaluation of a study of teacher racismp. 216
Indexp. 224
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ISBN: 9780415089685
ISBN-10: 0415089689
Series: Open University Reader - Course E812
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 7th January 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 15.09  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1