Ethnographic Methods in Education

by Ms Sara Delamont

Part of the Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods Series

Ethnographic Methods in Education Synopsis

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9781849207324
Publication date: 17th October 2011
Author: Ms Sara Delamont
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 1504 pages
Categories: Social research & statistics,

About Ms Sara Delamont

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.

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