27th Ethnography in Education Reasearch Forum Pre-Registration

Francis M. Hult fmhult at dolphin.upenn.edu
Thu Feb 9 02:55:06 UTC 2006

27th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum

February 24-25, 2006

University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Education

Online pre-registration is open until FEBRUARY 13, 2006


About the 27th Forum:

"Educators and Ethnographers Negotiating Ideological and Implementational 

Throughout the world ideological and implementational gaps continue to develop 
between globalizing forces and national educational policies on the one hand 
and pedagogical and social justice demands in classrooms and schools on the 
other. Educators who negotiate these gaps on a daily basis search for third 
spaces and creative ways to fill them. They struggle to meet the demands of 
standardized assessments while trying to create curricula that are both 
engaging and relevant for students with diverse backgrounds. They seek out 
pedagogical strategies for helping their students benefit from the social and 
economic advantages of globalization without sacrificing local ways of being 
and doing.  Educational researchers, in turn, attempt to understand the inter-
connections and disparities between different levels of educational practice – 
from policy-making, to curricular design, to the work of classroom teachers. 
These researchers collaborate with teachers and administrators to bridge 
implementational gaps and to reconcile local ideologies with those reflected 
in educational policy, including ways of transforming, resisting and 
challenging those ideologies.
The Ethnography in Education Research Forum features papers that explore these 
issues by documenting grassroots responses to varying levels of educational 
policy, describing teacher-researcher collaboration in the negotiation of 
third spaces, making theoretical and methodological connections between the 
study of societal level phenomena and local processes, bringing to light 
covert responses to overt policy decisions, and critically examining 
relationships between academic and public interests. 

Plenary Speakers

*Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, New York University Steinhardt School of Education

*Carole Edelsky, Arizona State University College of Education

*Antonia Candela, Departamento de Investigaciones Educativas del Centro de
 Investigación y Estudios Avanzados, México

*Elsie Rockwell, Departamento de Investigaciones Educativas del Centro de
 Investigación y Estudios Avanzados, México

*Jan Nespor, Virginia Tech School of Education

E-mail questions and inquiries to cue at gse.upenn.edu

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