Ethnography in Education
- David Mills - University of Oxford, UK
- Missy Morton - University of Canterbury, New Zealand
- Cris Shore, University of Auckland
Ethnography in Education is an accessible guidebook to the different approaches taken by ethnographers studying education. Drawing on their own experience of teaching and using these methods, the authors help you cultivate an 'ethnographic imagination' in your own research and writing.
With extended examples of ethnographic analysis, the book will introduce you to:
- ethnographic 'classics'
- the best existing textbooks
- debates about new approaches and innovations.
This book is ideal for postgraduate students in Education and related disciplines seeking to use an ethnographic approach in their Masters and Doctoral theses.
David Mills is a University Lecturer in Education, University of Oxford.
Missy Morton is Associate Professor and Head of School of Educational Studies and Leadership, College of Education, University of Canterbury
Research Methods in Education series:
Each book in this series maps the territory of a key research approach or topic in order to help readers progress from beginner to advanced researcher.
Each book aims to provide a definitive, market-leading overview and to present a blend of theory and practice with a critical edge. All titles in the series are written for Master's-level students anywhere and are intended to be useful to the many diverse constituencies interested in research on education and related areas.
Other books in the series:
Using Case Study in Education Research, Hamilton and Corbett-Whittier
- Qualitative Research in Education, Atkins and Wallace
- Action Research in Education, McAteer
i am adopting this for my testing purpose.
This book discusses ethnographic research and techniques which students within an education degree need to develop an awareness of. Highly recommended text.
Useful introduction to enthnography with follow up references.
The text povides a clear summary of the topic. There were times when I wished that issues had been explored in greater depth, but the aim here is more about providing an overview. Overall, the book constitutes an extremely good overview for any postgraduate student interested in carrying out ethnographic work in educational institutions. At the same time, it is also useful reading for those using other approaches, in that it introduces an alternative 'sensibility'.
A useful book will recommend to Dissertation students working in this field
Very helpful text that can be opened when wanting to clarify significant points on this research process
Ethnography not an appproach often adopted or discussed. useulas a text to show that ethnography is out there
Outstanding text. Top of my recommendation list for students adopting an ethnographic approach to research.
Essentail reading for all students undertaking social science resreach
I found the discussions of extracts of ethnographic writing very useful and insightful. Chapters are set out clearly and the annotated Further Reading list is very helpful.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Sample chapter - Introduction: Schooling the imagination