Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2015 Archive

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Making change from below: institutional ethnography in education

20 November 2015

This workshop is geared to researchers who are new to institutional ethnography (IE) and those who are already using it in their research projects. The workshop provides a brief introduction to doing IE research, with some preparatory readings. It aims to address some of the challenges students face in doing IE thesis work. Participants are invited to bring a sample blank form from everyday life/work to the workshop, as an entry point for textual analysis in IE. Examples of forms that might be useful include passport applications, university applications and routine forms that are required for work. Participants are also invited to bring their research research-in-progress for group discussion and feedback.

Event details

  • When: 11am–1pm

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35

  • Cost: Free

  • RSVP: RSVP by emailing Dr Nicole Mockler.

  • Contact: Dr Nicole Mockler
    T: +61 9351 3793

  • Speaker: Lindsay Kerr’s research uses institutional ethnography and focuses on the re-organisation of educators’ work under education reform. She draws on more than 30 years of frontline experience, during which she taught in traditional and non-traditional classrooms in England and Canada, in settings that ranged from collegiate, comprehensive and technical schools to a youth-detention centre. Dr Kerr's books include Between Caring & Counting: Teachers Take on Education Reform (2006), and Fault Lines: Risk & Safety in Schools, which will be published in 2016. Affiliated with Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, Dr Kerr has presented papers at national and international conferences. Her current research examines how accountability regimes operate through the emergence of large-scale electronic database-management systems that regulate and control educators’ work across schools and post-secondary institutions.

Making change from below: institutional ethnography in education

Where Room 612, Education Building A35


20 November 2015

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