The ethnographic approach to classroom research


Book: 
Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Teaching Statistics
Authors: 
Higgins, J.
Editors: 
Vere-Jones, D., Carlyle, S., & Dawkins, B. P.
Category: 
Volume: 
1
Pages: 
538
Year: 
1991
Publisher: 
International Statistical Institute
Place: 
Voorburg, Netherlands
Abstract: 

The paper considers the place of qualitative research in education, examining the significance of social context as a source of meaning for classroom processes. Ethnographic research methodology is considered as an approach to answering the question "What is happening when young children are working independently as part of a mathematics programme in a junior classroom?". There is strong potential for this methodology in classroom-based research.

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