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Watras, Joseph – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This article describes the work of Oscar Lewis, Paul Willis, and John U. Ogbu, who used the concept of culture to explain the difficulties some children had in schools. Although Lewis, Willis, and Ogbu were well trained as ethnographers and their work influenced educators, critics complained that their explanations did not fit their evidence. The…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Cultural Influences, Criticism, Evidence
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Watras, Joseph – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Joseph Tobin made an impact on the field of comparative education in 2009 when he used a unique form of ethnography to illuminate the effects of world-wide forces, such as modernization, on schools in specific countries. Earlier, in 1989, he published "Preschool in Three Cultures" with co-authors David Wu and Dana Davidson. The…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Global Approach, Cues, Comparative Education
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Hall, Kia M. Q. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
In this study, a dual-level capabilities approach to development is introduced. This approach intends to improve upon individual-focused capabilities approaches developed by Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum. Based upon seven months of ethnographic research in the Afro-descendant, autochthonous Garifuna community of Honduras, constructivist grounded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Constructivism (Learning), Grounded Theory
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Serekoane, Motsaathebe; Sharp, Carla; Skinner, Donald; Marais, Lochner – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Working in unfamiliar contexts and often alone, fieldworkers may face challenges for which their training and previous experience has not prepared them. While there is literature about the technical, ethical and moral aspects of fieldwork, there is little focusing on fieldworkers' actual experiences. Additionally, there is little constructive…
Descriptors: Coping, Deception, Emotional Response, Field Studies
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Odeyemi, Christo – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
Using urban and rural community settings, this review article focuses on ethical issues associated with ethnographer-participant interaction and draws from the ethnographic accounts of Bronislaw Malinowski and Susan Krieger. As such, the following sections intend to illuminate the issue of ethics in ethnography research. As case studies, the…
Descriptors: Ethics, Ethnography, Case Studies, Researchers
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Lamonica, Aukje K.; Boeri, Miriam – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
This study examines patterns of use of prescription drugs and methamphetamine. We drew our sample from a study about 130 active and inactive methamphetamine users and focused on 16 participants with a recent history of methamphetamine and prescription drug use. We collected in-depth interviews to explore relationships in use trajectory patterns.…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Participant Observation, Familiarity, Ethnography
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Bair, David E.; Bair, Mary Antony – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
Although many states mandate college preparatory curricula for all high school students, there is no conclusive evidence regarding the benefits of this effort. Furthermore, we know little about how schools interpret and implement such policies. This extended ethnographic case study included a 4 year examination of 1 Michigan high school's response…
Descriptors: High School Students, Program Implementation, College Preparation, State Curriculum Guides
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Watras, Joseph – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
This essay about the work of a famous anthropologist is an attempt to illuminate one way that researchers could apply their findings about the behavior of people in particular groups to ethical considerations of social relations. I argue that Gregory Bateson (1904-1980) is a good example because he applied a few seminal ideas to a wide range of…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Ethics, Researchers, Criticism
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Brilhart, Dan – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
This postmodern ethnographic study of teacher conceptualization of teaching expanded the findings of other research regarding the disconnect between teacher preparation programs and classroom teaching by exploring how personal and professional knowledge and identities are synthesized for 10 in-service teachers. Teachers in the study filtered…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Ethnography, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation)
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Booker, Rhae-Ann Richardson – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
This study explored how one might extend meta-ethnography to quantitative research for the advancement of interpretive review methods. Using the same population of 139 studies on racial-ethnic matching as data, my investigation entailed an extended meta-ethnography (EME) and comparison of its results to a published meta-analysis (PMA). Adhering to…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Ethnography, Statistical Analysis, Researchers
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Deboer, Rebekah E.; Tse, Luke M. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
This ethnographic study relied primarily on case notes and interviews with the president of Centro Prenatal Vida Nueva, a pregnancy center in Lima, Peru, to study the sexual abuse experiences of 33 Peruvian women. Given the language limitations of the researchers, the analyses were completed in collaboration with the president of the center, a…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Females, Ethnography, Pregnancy
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Jungers, Christin M.; Gregoire, Jocelyn – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
Investigating the influence of the Roman Catholic Church on the racial/ethnic identity development of Mauritian Creole peoples was the broad goal of the present study, which was framed by multidimensional approaches to human development, identity development models, and principles of Catholic Social Teaching (CST). Data were collected from 25…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Ethnicity, Catholics, Creoles
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Korn, Karen Abney; Watras, Joseph – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
To illustrate how theoretical studies should blend with empirical research, this article describes how scholars changed the ways they thought about schools and poverty. It begins with a historical review of the perspective of educational theorists and public policy prior to the 1970s. Taking a Marxist perspective, Bowles and Gintis (1976)…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Scholarship, Researchers, Attitudes
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Wilson, Elvinet S. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
With a goal to better understand what it means to become a United States citizen, the present qualitative study uncovered the narratives of 11 Afro-Caribbean immigrants living in Phoenix, Arizona, and included the investigator as a research participant. Grounded theory analysis of the combined auto-ethnographic and interview data yielded…
Descriptors: Blacks, Qualitative Research, Grounded Theory, Citizenship