Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 6-2015

Publication Source

Interactions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies

Volume

11

Issue

2

Place of Publication

UCLA

ISBN/ISSN

1548-3320

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

Researchers that conduct fieldwork outside of their home country oftentimes experience challenges and situations that are not described in textbooks. While some encounters may be affirmational, other experiences can challenge identities and interrogate assumptions. In this narrative, I recount my experiences as a novice ethnographer. I am from India and at that time, I was conducting research in an elementary school in the U.S. From the first day of entering the field, I discovered a process of internal transformation. I hope that by sharing my experience other ethnographers will embrace their own process of reflexivity.

Keywords

Ethnography, Doctoral student, Student voice, Field work, Special Education

Disciplines

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Disability and Equity in Education | Education | Special Education and Teaching

 
 

Link to Original Published Item

https://escholarship.org/uc/item/89f9p2x2#page-1