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Ethnography and Schools: Qualitative Approaches to the Study of Education (Immigration and the Transnational Experience)by Yali Zou
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The ethnographic experience is an indelible venture that continuously redefines one's life. Bringing together important cross-currents in the national debate on education, this book introduces the student or practitioner to the challenges, resources, and skills informing ethnographic research today. From the first chapter describing the cultural foundations of ethnographic research, by George Spindler, the book traces both traditional and new approaches to the study of schools and their communities.
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In this collection of 12 papers, 14 American scholars report on current trends in educational ethnography. Coverage includes traditional criteria for the production of quality ethnographies, a critique of traditional ethnography, methodological and epistemological contrasts faced by post-modern critical ethnographers, critical theory and qualitative research, the role of ethnic researchers in educational ethnography, urban ethnography, Asian Americans and the role of institutions working with them, consideration for ethnographers working with immigrant and culturally different children, and critical ethnography and community change.
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Table of Contents
Introduction : Historical perspectives on the ethnography of schools / Enrique (Henry) T. Trueba and Yali Zou — The collusion of illusions and how to get people to tell you what they don't know / George Spindler — Ethnography? Or educational travel writing? / Harry F. Wolcott — The destructive desire for a depoliticized ethnographic methodology : response to Harry F. Wolcott / James J. Scheurich — The hidden history of praxis theory within critical ethnography and the criticalism/postmodernism problematic / Phil Francis Carspecken — Rethinking critical theory and qualitative research / Joe L. Kincheloe and Peter McLaren — Critical ethnography in the postcritical moment / Douglas E. Foley — The challenge of urban ethnography / David M. Smith — Methodological challenges of critical ethnography : insights from collaborations on an indigenous counter narrative / Perry Gilmore — Adaptive strategies of a Chinese immigrant / Yali Zou — Stories and structures of persistence : ethnographic learning through research and practice in Asian American studies / Peter Kiang — The class clown : a school liminar / Judy Radigan — Critical ethnography and community change / Miguel A. Guajardo and Francisco J. Guajardo.
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