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Ethnographic Eyes A Teacher's Guide to Classroom Observation

ISBN-10: 0325002010
ISBN-13: 9780325002019
Edition: 1999
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Description: Whether you realize it or not, there is a hidden side of classroom life: everyday practices so ordinary and so routine that they often become invisible. The challenge to classroom observers is to understand and reveal these implicit patterns. For  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.38
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 9/28/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.616

Whether you realize it or not, there is a hidden side of classroom life: everyday practices so ordinary and so routine that they often become invisible. The challenge to classroom observers is to understand and reveal these implicit patterns. For Carolyn Frank, ethnography provides the perfect lens through which to view them.Ethnographic Eyes extends ethnography beyond the work of university researchers and proves what an accessible and instructive observation tool it can be for inservice and preservice teachers. Frank draws on extensive experience in teacher education, demonstrating how ethnography can help you see beneath the surface of classroom life, gain new understanding of diversity, and recognize that difference can be a resource for community building. Along the way, you'll learn how to record, analyze, and represent the particular kind of classroom culture that is being created. You'll also discover how an ethnographic perspective can help you expand your cultural perspective

A former teacher, Carolyn Frank is currently an assistant professor in the charter school of education at California State University, Los Angeles. Frank is also a research fellow of the South Coast Writing Project.

Carol N. Dixon has worked as a reading clinician, university professor and administrator, and consultant to schools and universities around the country and abroad. In her role as a university faculty member, she directed a reading clinic and an MA in Reading/Reading Specialist Credential Program for 20 years. She has conducted numerous workshops and demonstration lessons for classroom teachers and has made numerous presentations at scholarly conferences in the United States and internationally. She has written or co-authored books and journal articles as resources for teachers, as well as over 50 research-based articles for professional publications. In her current work, she focuses on classroom research that investigates the teaching of reading and writing as thinking processes, particularly to English Language Learners.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
An Ethnographic Perspective
The Neighborhood Map
Ethnographic Interviews for Teachers
Making It Explicit
Ethnographic Case Studies
Reflective Practice Through Ethnography
Classroom Observations
Culture and Consciousness
Afterword: Being Part of Everyone Else
References
Index

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