Critical Ethnography for the Study of Immigrants

Critical Ethnography for the Study of Immigrants


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"We can argue that, in a strictly historical sense, the first critical ethnographies were constructed by the oppressed… In a strict and more technical sense, critical ethnography has deep roots in psychological anthropology, and it was later relined in sociology and philosophy with the seminal work of Paulo Freire. The ideas of early anthropologists to improve the schooling and overall human development of all children were revealed in a conference held at Stanford University on 9- 14 June 1954, organized by George Spindler. Renowned scholars such as Solorn T. Kimball, Alfred L. Kroeber, Dorothy Lee, Margaret Mead, Felix M. Keesing, John Gillin, and Cora DuBois shared their concerns relating to the overall development of all children, the preparation of ethnically diverse children, and the need to pursue pedagogically appropriate methods of teaching (Spindler 1955)."



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In Enrique T. Trueba, Lilia I. Bartolomé (Eds.), Immigrant Voices: In Search of Educational Equity . Dr. McLaren's chapter begins on page 37.

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Critical Ethnography for the Study of Immigrants