How things fit (photo credit: M. Heins 2010) While the photo is titled “How things fit,” this post will also discuss how things don’t fit neatly, how friction can be productive, and how spaces of controversy can provoke learning. In the Education Policy article below, I discuss how I’ve used actor-network theory as an organizing [...]
How has your research, teaching, and/or learning been influenced by previous and/or contemporary ethnographic studies of schools and their communities? What aspects of your work either reflect the work of colleagues, mentors, or “elders in the field?
Excerpt from draft of:Koyama and Bartlett. 2011. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. Educational Policy as Political Spectacle This article draws upon Edelman’s (1988) theory of political spectacle, as applied to educational policy by Smith (2004). Political spectacles are, according to these scholars, political constructions of reality that “resemble theater, complete with directors, stages, [...]
To see the ways in which Herve Varenne is extending, presenting and “playing” with my work on NCLB’s Supplemental Educational Services. There you’ll even find an emerging comic strip based on the work of Ray McDermott, Herve Varenne, and Jill Koyama! It’s entitled, “The School America Builds.” Here’s my article in Anthropology and Education Quarterly [...]