Thematic School
Ethnography in Education: Language, Culture and Complex Dynamic Systems


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Welcome to the website for the
Thematic School on Ethnography and Education: Language, Culture and Complex Dynamic Systems


January Invitation (doc)

The Thematic School on Ethnography & Education:  Language, Culture and Complex Dynamic Systems, is a transdisciplinary colloquium, linking faculty and students across universities and fields in a series of dynamic and interactive videoconferences. Participants in this Thematic School explored conceptual and theoretical perspectives on how complexity theory can be used to frame ethnographic research in education and other institutional settings (e.g., health care system, organizations), with Anthropologist Michael Agar

Graduate and undergraduate students and faculty in Education, Communication, Anthropology and Linguistics across universities interactively discussed and raised questions for each other and for Dr. Agar, based on his presentations. The presentations and discussions were the center of a dynamic and dialogic series of videoconferences, simultaneous web-casts and a web-based discussion Forum. The Thematic School explored the concept and application of ethnography as a complex system and its potential to contribute to the study of education as a complex phenomenon.

Please explore the website to learn more about the Thematic School and related discussions. To participate in the Thematic School, please contact us.

Hosted by
Center for Education Research on Literacy & Inquiry in Networking Communities (LINC)
Center for Educational Leadership
Qualitative and Interpretive Research Methodology Faculty
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California - Santa Barbara

with partners
The Ohio State University
Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
University of California - San Diego

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Last updated January 21, 2006 Contact