Book Talk: Comparing Ethnographies: Local Studies of Education Across the Americas, with Elsie Rockwell & Discussants
By: Education Program Gottesman Libraries
Published: 11/01/2017
Uploaded: 11/21/2017
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Tags: comparative education, Elsie Rockwell, Ethnography, international education, Latin America

Description/Abstract: Book Talk: Comparing Ethnographies: Local Studies of Education Across the Americas, with Elsie Rockwell & Discussants, Tuesday, 11/7, 5-7pm

Please join Dr. Elsie Rockwell, Edward Larocque Tinker Visiting Professor in the Teachers College Department of International and Transcultural Studies, for a discussion of her recent work, Comparing Ethnographies: Local Studies of Education Across the Americas (Washington, D.C.: American Educational Research Association, 2017), co-edited by Kathryn Anderson-Levitt.

"Crossing borders to compare ethnographic research across the Americas is difficult but imperative. In this volume, the editors and authors demonstrate what education researchers can learn by comparing ethnographic studies of similar problems conducted by scholars from Latin America on the one hand and from 'North America' (the United States and Canada) on the other. From the volume’s case studies, readers will learn that work done in other parts of the hemisphere is significant and that it can expand the boundaries of their own research and theorizing.
-- Publisher's Description

Elsie Rockwell is Emeritus Researcher and professor and past head of the Department of Educational Research of the Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Mexico City (CINVESTAV). Trained in history and social anthropology, Dr. Rockwell has conducted research on rural and indigenous schooling and literacy in Mexico during the past four decades.

Co-editor Kathryn Anderson-Levitt is Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Division of Social Research Methods; Professor Emerita of Anthropology, University of Michigan-Dearborn; and former editor of Education and Anthropology Quarterly. She is the author of Teaching Cultures (Cresskill, N.J. : Hampton Press, 2002) and the editor of Local Meanings, Global Schooling (New York; Houndmills, England: Palgrave Macmillan,2003).

Dr. Rockwell will be joined by discussants Dr. Herve Varenne, Professor of Education, Anthology and Education; and Dr. Grey Gunmaker, Dittman Professor, William and Mary.

This book talk is co-sponsored by Department of International and Transcultural Studies.

Please rsvp with your interest and details by Friday, November 3rd.

Where: 306 Russell