Getting started today...• The WIDE-EMU rocked!• Touching it-- your research, I mean!• Progress report due by class time next week
Blakeslee & Fleischer• As they have said before, know your own lenses and biases• Be on the look out for serendipity• Triangulation revisited....• The difference of reading as a methodological tool
Blakeslee & Fleischer• Sidebar 3 and handy little bibliography• Besides “tape-recorded,” digital audio/video recordings a good idea too• You don’t have to do artifact analysis/ ethnography together....• Permissions for texts “out there” in email, texts, etc.
Ethnography Group Sierra, Jessica, and Beth....
Heath, “The Achievement of Preschool Literacy....”• For a summary of Ways With Words, see: http://revolutionlullabye.wordpress.com/2008/02/18/heath-shirley-brice- ways-with-words/• Trackton vs. Roadville• “...proceed with caution in overusing ethnographic...” See: http://shirleybriceheath.net/faqs/faqs.htm
Heath, “The Achievement of Preschool Literacy....”• “The description reported in this chapter... does not come from a preplanned ‘research project’...” (185)• LOTS and LOTS of detail• The cultural conditions are critical here (200-01, for example)• Parent as co-researcher (aka autoethnography)
Progress reports!• “Short and simple”... reporting back on progress of research and contract.• Be sure to talk about your “touching it” experiences• It should be posted before class next week