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Gillenwater, Cary – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2014
This phenomenological case study attempts to understand the phenomenon of intertextuality of traditional novels and graphic novels, and how it may or may not contribute to transference of one mode of literacy to another. The study's sample was seven Grade 12 Advanced Placement English/language arts students and their teacher. I conducted my…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Case Studies, Advanced Placement Programs, Grade 12
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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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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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Furrow, Hannah – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
This study explored the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students in college writing classrooms. The researcher interviewed 37 college students and 11 faculty members from a variety of different types of colleges and universities. LGBT students stated concerns about their overall campus experiences, safety, and identity.…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Course Content, Homosexuality, Faculty
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Jackson, Dionne B.; Talbert, Tony L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
We used the single-case study method to develop an in-depth profile of Yajaira's (pseudonym) instruction based on her epistemological beliefs and science education experiences. We selected the participant using criterion based, purposeful sampling. Data collection included semi-structured interviews, direct observations, and the collection of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Secondary School Science, Science Teachers, Alternative Teacher Certification
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Clarke, E. Jason – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2012
The desire to find pedagogically effective uses of technology in K-12 education has exposed the need for reliable professional development programs that empower teachers to identify the problems and needs they have in their classrooms, apply a process of systematic inquiry in order to discover solutions to those problems, and to share those…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Jones, Melissa M. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2011
Teacher education is not only about teaching teachers the art and science of instruction, but it also should encompass a political agenda, helping educators to recognize and address oppressive practices in our schools and in our communities. Through a disability studies framework, teacher candidates can be guided toward social and political action…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Reflection, Writing Assignments, Disabilities
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Orr, Ann C.; Goodman, Nicole – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
With poor retention and degree completion rates, students with learning disabilities present special challenges for postsecondary faculty. Although certain teaching strategies and accommodations have been found to ameliorate learning outcomes, little is known or understood about the lived experiences of this group of students. Faculty doubt their…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Retention (Psychology), College Faculty
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Morton, Mary Lou; Bennett, Susan – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2010
In this study, we examined dynamics of pedagogical involvement of 39 preservice teachers (PST) as they tutored students at a charter school serving lower income, diverse students. We qualitatively analyzed PSTs' initial predictions, refections following each tutoring session, our observations of college students' lessons, and final anonymous…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Charter Schools
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Wiersema, Janice A.; Licklider, Barbara L. – Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 2009
Most college students do not habitually do the deep thinking that will allow them to take their learning beyond the acquisition of knowledge. This paper examines the findings from a phenomenological study of 8 students involved in an interdisciplinary community focused on developing responsible, life-long learners and effective team members.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Metacognition, College Students, Phenomenology