Estudios pedagógicos (Valdivia)
versión On-line ISSN 0718-0705
ALVAREZ, Carmen. The interest of school ethnography in educative research. Estud. pedagóg. [online]. 2011, vol.37, n.2, pp. 267-279. ISSN 0718-0705. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-07052011000200016.
Various alternative perspectives in educational research have emerged in relation to positivist research approaches. One is the school ethnography, which focuses on the study of culture promoted in schools and classrooms. This article raises the interest of researchers in using this model for research and attempts to answer fundamental questions of this model of research: what do we mean by school ethnography; what features it has; what’s the role of the researcher; what are the main moments; how to validate ethnographic research; and what is its progress when compared to other research models.
Palabras clave : school ethnography; educational research; participant observation; school culture.