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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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Dole, Sharon – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Through the use of the framework of risk and resilience in a narrative inquiry, the present study examined the protective factors affecting the academic success of 24 Jamaican women in a graduate cohort in educational administration. All but two of the women rose from poverty to become academically successful, defined as having achieved graduate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Risk, Academic Achievement
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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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Alban, David J.; Reeves, Patricia L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
Increasingly diverse classrooms require educators to examine the appropriateness of teaching practices for certain student subgroup populations. With high accountability for schools to account for student achievement inclusively, a growing interest in culturally responsive practices necessitates more investigation of learning and instruction…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews, Phenomenology, Teaching Methods
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Bempechat, Janine; Ronfard, Samuel; Mirny, Anna; Li, Jin; Holloway, Susan D. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2013
The influence of teacher care and support in students' learning and motivation underscores the critical importance of fairness perceptions in the classroom. In this qualitative study we examined perceptions of unfairness and fairness among Russian grade nine students. We interviewed a total of 32 students in two traditional Moscow high schools…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries, High School Students
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Crane, Lauren Shapiro; Bruce, Jessica L.; Salmon, Ptamonie Y.; Eich, R. Tony; Brandewie, Erika N. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
This qualitative interview study investigated Japanese understandings of spirituality, religion, and The Divine. Thirteen native Japanese living in central Ohio (6 male, 7 female) answered open-ended questions about spiritual or religious activities they engaged in, motivations for engaging in them, what constitutes sacredness, why humanity and…
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Buddhism, Religion, Religious Cultural Groups
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Stahl, Garth – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
White British pupils often maintain lower aspirations than other ethnic groups in the United Kingdom and are the least likely to remain in full-time education. Furthermore, underachievement is more prevalent among boys than girls in the lowest performing ethnic group. As a result, central to the United Kingdom's education policy is the goal of…
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Underachievement, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries
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Islam, Manirul; Hashizume, Masahiro; Yamamoto, Taro; Alam, Faruq; Rabbani, Golam – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
Drug use is an alarming issue in Bangladesh. Most drug users return to drugs after treatment, in what becomes a vicious cycle of treatment and relapse. This study explored why they return and what pathways they follow. We carried out 5 key informant interviews, 10 in-depth interviews, 2 focus group discussions, 3 case studies, 8 observations, and…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Foreign Countries, Narcotics, Focus Groups
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Pryor, Christin; Pettinelli, J. Douglas – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
The international adoption entrance story is an unexplored topic in the adoption literature. The stories that families tell of beginning life with their new children has important implications for the development of an autobiographical narrative of an adopted child. A coherent autobiographical narrative is vital for healthy childhood development.…
Descriptors: Adoption, Personal Narratives, Autobiographies, Child Development
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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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Robinson-Wood, Tracy Lynn – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
Twenty-eight biological and adoptive White mothers of non-White children were interviewed in New Zealand and in the United States. Through a thematic analysis of transcribed interviews and interview notes, 7 primary themes emerged (a) looking like a family means looking alike and looking White, (b) mothering as vulnerability, (c) teen girls'…
Descriptors: Mothers, Racial Identification, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries
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Morgan, Mary Y.; Vardell, Rosemarie; Lower, Joanna K.; Kinter-Duffy, Ibarra, Laura C.; Victoria L.; Cecil-Dyrkacz, Joy E. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
The purpose of the project was to allow participants to document, critique, and change their family and community conditions through photographs and stories of their everyday lives. This study used photovoice, a participatory action research methodology, with 7 women from La Carpio, Costa Rica. The women were given cameras and asked to photograph…
Descriptors: Photography, Action Research, Females, Foreign Countries
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Kizilaslan, Irem – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
In recent years, countries around the world have promoted international experiences for student teachers' development of the knowledge and skills necessary in these interdependent and global times. Using a rigorous qualitative approach, this study explored 10 Turkish student teachers' international opportunities in several European countries…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, International Educational Exchange, Intercultural Programs
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