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    Reporting Ethnography to Informants

    Reba N. Page, Yvette J. Samson, Michele D. Crockett
    The value of reporting research to the people who agree to participate in it has been accepted as commonplace in the last ten to fifteen years, especially in applied disciplines such as education. However, there are few detailed accounts of what actually happens when university researchers and school practitioners engage in conversation over knowledge about schooling. There is even less evidence about how, when, where, or for whom the process might be valuable. In this article, Reba Page, Yvette Samson, and Michele Crockett provide such an account. They first describe their experience with teacher seminars in which they reported their research to members of two high school science departments in whose classes they had studied curriculum extensively. They then interpret these experiences from three orientations.

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    Fall 1998 Issue


    Reporting Ethnography to Informants
    Reba N. Page, Yvette J. Samson, Michele D. Crockett
    On the Theoretical Trappings of the Thesis of Anti-Theory; or, Why the Idea of Theory May Not, After All, Be All That Bad
    A Response to Gary Thomas
    Kanavillil Rajagopalan
    From the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to Hopwood
    The Educational Plight and Struggle of Mexican Americans in the Southwest
    Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr., Richard R. Valencia
    Voices Inside Schools - Teacher as Rain Dancer
    Simon Hole
    Book Review - Will Teach for Food edited by Cary Nelson
    Robert P. Engvall

    Book Notes

    The Role of State Departments of Education in Complex School Reform
    By Susan Follett Lusi

    Improving America's Schools
    Edited by Eric A. Hanushek and Dale W. Jorgenson

    Orly's Draw-a-Story

    Locked in the Cabinet
    By Robert B. Reich

    Journeys of Women in Science and Engineering
    By Susan A. Ambrose, Kristin L. Dunkle, Barbara B. Lazarus, Indira Nair, and Deborah A. Harkus

    The Curriculum Studies Reader
    Edited by David J. Flinders and Stephen J. Thornton

    First Person, First Peoples
    By Andrew Garrod and Colleen Larimore

    Historical Dictionary of Women's Education in the United States
    Edited by Linda Eisenmann

    I Don't Want to Talk About It
    By Terrence Real

    Randomized Experiments for Planning and Evaluation
    By Robert R. Boruch

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