Excerpts from the 2002 Ethnography in Education Conference
The annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education was first convened in 1980. At the 20th Forum, Saturday evening conversationalists Dell Hymes, David Smith, and Frederick Erickson recalled the beginnings of the Forum and of the Center for Urban Ethnography (CUE) which hosts it.
The Concept of Educational Sovereignty Friday evening keynote address at the 2002 Ethnography in Education Research Forum
ditor's note: This is a transcript of the Friday evening keynote address at the 2002 Ethnography in Education Forum at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. The transcript has been edited for clarity. However, some portions were difficult to transcribe and are marked with an [ ].
A Dialogue Across Time, Space, and Perspective Saturday evening conversation between Kris Gutiérrez and Ray McDermott at the 2002 Ethnography in Education Research Forum, moderated by Dr. Nancy H. Hornberger of the University of Pennsylvania
Editor's note: This is a transcript of a conversation between Ray McDermott and Kris Gutiérrez at the 2002 Ethnography in Education Forum at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. The transcript has been edited for clarity. However, some portions were difficult to transcribe and are marked with an [ ].
Action Research on Meaningful Family Involvement by Parents, Teachers, and Students: Using the Telling Strategically
Kim, a single parent, who works two jobs, takes off work to pick up her daughter, Ashley, from elementary school in order to update her shots in an effort to comply with school immunization requirements. She hurriedly enters the front office of the school to find the front office worker, Gail, on the phone complaining about the irresponsibility of those "Spanish" parents.
If I hadn't done the I-Search, like, [on] this topic [acquaintance rape], I guess I would still be kind of wondering about it. Like how do you deal with it after, am I doing the right thing...stuff like that. The I-Search was kind of a door I could go through and read all these things and realize that I wasn't the only one.
The School District of Philadelphia is engaged in what many observers term the "largest experiment" with privatization in school reform in America today (New York Times, 9/12/2002). Although the scale and subtext of the reform in Philadelphia make it unique, many other urban school districts are undertaking similar reforms.
Language, Culture, and Teaching: Critical Perspectives for a New Century (Volume in the Language, Culture, and Teaching Series). Sonia Nieto. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001, 328pp.
University of Pennsylvania
School's Out! Bridging Out-of-School Literacies with Classroom Practice
Glynda Hull and Katherine Schultz (Editors). New York: Teachers College Press, 2002. 288 pp.
Shirley P. Brown
Philadelphia Writing Project
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