tudor queens series join us on facebook
Search our site
Out of the Blue by Sophie Cameron Read the opening extract of the brand new Sophie Cameron book before its publication on 22/03/2018

Ethnographic Methods in Education by Ms Sara Delamont


Ethnographic Methods in Education by Ms Sara Delamont

As qualitative methods have gained acceptance, ethnography has become rather 'overshadowed' by interviewing, narrative, focus groups, life history, and autobiography. These volumes focus only on ethnography. Ethnography has been recognised as an important research method in educational research for over 40 years, but has a longer history than that which is often ignored. This collection demonstrates the long and fascinating history of the use of ethnographic research methods to study educational settings and issues; maps the strengths and weaknesses of ethnography in contemporary educational research; and explores the major controversies surrounding educational ethnography. The theoretical roots of and key figures in ethnographic research done by anthropologists, sociologists and others, are central to the volumes, which brings together often isolated and disparate research traditions so that readers can compare and contrast their strengths and weaknesses. Volume One: Contexts and Theories Volume Two: Educational Settings Volume Three: Educational Contents - Knowledge and Power Volume Four: Participants in Education - Pupils, Students, Teachers, Lecturers

About the Author

Dr Sara Delamont, DSc Econ, AcSS. read Social Anthropology at Girton College Cambridge, did her PhD at Edinburgh, and lectured at Leicester before moving to Cardiff in 1976. She was the first woman to be President of BERA (the British Education Research Association) and the first woman Dean of Social Sciences at Cardiff. She has done ethnographies in schools, and other settings where teaching and learning take place such as operatic master classes and martial arts studios. With Paul Atkinson she is the Founding Editor of Qualitative Research, and is the author of fourteen books.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

17th October 2011


Ms Sara Delamont

More books by Ms Sara Delamont
Author 'Like for Like'


SAGE Publications Ltd


Contains 4 Hardbacks
1504 pages


Social research & statistics



If you LOVE reading then you will love LOVEREADING! It's a 'novel' idea. Seriously though I could not recommend them enough.

Rebecca Whymark

Lovereading is like booking a holiday, you don't know what it will be like and it is a whole new experience.

Sue Burton

At Lovereading there are fabulous books available in every genre, with great reviews to help you pick the right book for you.

Teresa O'Halloran

Insightful reader reviews and unbiased recommendations. I don't know how I chose books before Lovereading! An essential for all book lovers.

Sarah Harper

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis