Ethnographic Interviewing for Teacher Preparation and Staff Development A Field Guide

ISBN-10: 0807752568

ISBN-13: 9780807752562

Edition: 2011

Authors: Carolyn Frank, Sonya Douglass Horsford

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Are you using interviews in your classroom? Carolyn Frank's new book on interviewing is a powerful tool for teachers and educational researchers. Through an anthropological frame, this book explains techniques for ethnographic interviews and observations in and out of the classroom. Carolyn Frank shows how teachers in particular can use interviewing to improve their teaching and communicate better with students and parents. It can also be used as an excellent guide for teacher researchers inquiring into their own practice and for educational researchers who want to know how they can learn more about classroom life, especially in an elementary setting. There are specifics on developing rapport, putting the parent or student at ease, constructing questions, and analyzing data.
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Publication date: 9/23/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

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.

Scope of This Book
Data Collection
Ethnographic Interviews
Ethnographic Questions
Ethnographic Interviews as Speech Events
Grand Tour Questions
Elements of Ethnographic Interviews
Food as a Source of Culture Awareness
Interviewing Parents During Home Visits
Ethnographic Interviews During Home Visits
Against a Theory of Cultural Deprivation
Grand Tours of the Home
Eliciting Information: Observing the Home
Successes and Problems with Home Visits
When the Teacher Does Not Speak the Language
Interviewing Children
Challenges with Interviewing Children
Case Study: Interviewing Karen
Preservice Teachers Interviewing Children
Children in ESL Classes/English Learners as Child Informants
Interviewing Children at Home
Children with Special Needs
Interviewing Teachers in Teacher Education
How Ethnographic Interviews Explain Observations
Questions for Student Teachers to Ask
Questions for Preservice Teachers to Ask
Ethnography Based on Evidence
How Interviews Answer Questions from Observations
How Ethnographic Questions Expand Teacher Answers
Ethnography in the Classroom
Students as Ethnographers
Ethnographer of the Day
How Student Ethnography Helps Teachers
Teachers and Children, Teachers and Parents
Ethnography and Preservice Teachers
Ethnography in the Classroom
Home Visits
About the Author
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