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Peshkin, Alan

Works: 32 works in 129 publications in 2 languages and 5,977 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Academic theses  Abstracts  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: H61, 300.1
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Most widely held works by Alan Peshkin
Permissible advantage? : the moral consequences of elite schooling by Alan Peshkin( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study of Edgewood Academy - a private, elite college preparatory high school - examines what moral choices look like when they are made by the participants in an exceptionally wealthy school, and what the very existence of a privileged school indicates about American society. It extends Alan Peshkin's ongoing exploration of U.S. high schools and their communities, each focused in a different sociocultural setting."--Jacket
God's choice : the total world of a fundamentalist Christian school by Alan Peshkin( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qualitative inquiry in education : the continuing debate( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book scholars address critical issues in qualitative inquiry. For each issue two papers are presented, followed by a commentary and usually a response from one of the paper presenters. Thus, this volume provides a picture of the current debate as it unfolds among some of the nation's leading educational scholars. An introduction by editors Eisner and Peshkin traces the development of the contemporary interest in qualitative inquiry from the period when such work was considered problematic. Now the commitment to qualitative research by a host of distinguished scholars testifies to its "rooting in American academic life". As the editors emphasize, this book's exploration of issues in qualitative inquiry is intended not to offer "the last word" but "to extend the dialogue on matters of consequence to those who are committed not only to qualitative research but also to research of quality."
Growing up American : schooling and the survival of community by Alan Peshkin( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationships between student and high school, and school and community in a small, rural Midwestern community ("Mansfield") were documented through on-site interviews, tapes, diaries, and minutes of school board meetings. Mansfield school district contained approximately 2,200 persons and somewhat over 500 students in a kindergarten-through-twelfth-grade system. Using the participant-observer technique, work began in Mansfield in August, 1972, and continued for the next year and a half. Rather than describing the school structure, the study developed through the eyes of the people; students, teachers, parents, board members, and others described their opinions and feelings toward their school and the type of education they received. The material strengthed the theory that the rural school and community are closely related; when the school is removed the community is likely to disappear. Further, although schools are traditionally thought of as places especially for youth, what actually was shown to govern the school setting was an adult group's sense of the elements of survival in a particular culture's terms. Because this was an in-depth study of just one community and school, care was taken not to generalize findings to rural communities across America. There is, however, enough similarity to hundreds of other communities to make certain conclusions about such things as the strong school-community relationship found in most rural communities. (Ee)
The color of strangers, the color of friends : the play of ethnicity in school and community by Alan Peshkin( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Outrage is a matter of history in Riverview and Riverview High School (RHS), the setting for this study of a multiethnic school and community."--Preface, p. ix
Becoming qualitative researchers : an introduction by Corrine Glesne( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This gracefully written text takes the reader through each stage of the qualitative research process: research design, pilot studies, interviewing techniques, use of theory, data analysis, and report writing. Features unique chapters, one on rapport and subjectivity and one on ethics in qualitative research. Users the voices and experiences of typical graduate students to engage readers in understanding the nature, methods, and problems encountered in carrying out qualitative studies. Presents the newest thinking in qualitative research ("Postmodern Ethnography"), including discussions of issues of power and control in relation to knowledge; how history and culture shape the researcher's perspective and how the researcher and researched affect each other."--BOOK COVER
The imperfect union : school consolidation & community conflict by Alan Peshkin( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Imperfect Union" recounts the experiences of "Killmer," Illinois, from 1975 to 1979 while the village of 900 persons sought to fight the closing of its elementary school by seceeding from the consolidated school district ("Unit 110") to which it belonged. "Unit 110" is represented as an imperfect educational union of five politically distinct villages--a district which was established on the assumption that the primary purpose of schools, overriding all others, is the education of children. The account follows the efforts of "Killmerites" to bring other, possibly larger, issues to the surface: the nature of communities and their boundaries; the nature of school union when separate districts are consolidated; the behavior of communities in conflict over school affairs; and the meaning of a school to its community. Eight chapters follow the conflict from its prelude in the establishment of Consolidated School District "Unit 110;" through the troubled early years, 1945-1962; before and into the storm; no resolution in sight (May 1976-January 1977); petitions, politics, and perturbations; the conflict revisited; and the conflict explained. (Jmm)
Kanuri schoolchildren; education and social mobilization in Nigeria by Alan Peshkin( Book )

10 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Places of memory : whiteman's schools and Native American communities by Alan Peshkin( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kanuri : MS14( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kanuri constitute the dominant element of the population of Borno state in northeastern Nigeria, and are also found in large numbers in southeastern Niger. This file on the Kanuri consists of 11 documents. The literature covers Kanuri only in Nigeria, is almost entirely by the anthropologist Ronald Cohen and dates from ca. 1950s-1970. Included are Cohen's monograph on the Kanuri, as well as his articles on sociopolitical organization, attempts to change agricultural practices, nineteenth century political economy, marriage instability, kingship, processes of political incorporation, and status distinctions and social stratification. Rosman writes on the relationship between acculturation and social structure among urban Kanuri. Peshkin writes about the affect of Western-style education on social change in rural and urban Borno. The file is strong on Kanuri social and political organization up to the 1960s, while it is less so on religion, arts and recent social change between 1970 and the 1990s
Jiao yu ling yu de zhi xing tan jiu : chi xu bu duan de zheng yi( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Places of Memory : Whiteman's Schools and Native American Communities by Alan Peshkin( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While visiting New Mexico, the author was struck with the opportunity the state presents to explore the school-community relationship in rural, religious, and multiethnic sociocultural settings. In New Mexico, the school-community relationship can be learned within four major culture groups -- Indian, Spanish-American, Mexican, and Anglo. Together, studies of these culture groups form a portrait of schooling in New Mexico, further documenting the range of ways that host communities in our educationally decentralized society use the prerogatives of local control to ""create"" schools that fit leaf
The Relationship between Culture and Curriculum : a Many Fitting Thing. Project Report by Alan Peshkin( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper discusses the relationship between culture and curriculum, examining the ways in which school constituencies seek to manifest some aspect of culture in the school curriculum. These individuals and groups operate formally and informally to have schools become fitting means to some valued ends. The relationship between schools and their constituencies occurs in a complex cultural context, wherein individuals and groups are "agents" of a particular orientation that schools should reflect. At any given point in time, schools are the focus of a multitude of competing orientations directed to making schools fitting places, from some specified point of view. Macro- and micro-level theories are presented, which describe the divergent purposes of education--for assimilation, ethnic or community maintenance, economic competitiveness, status maintenance or reversal, and citizenship. Contains 189 references. (LMI)
Education in East Pakistan : a case study in planned change by Alan Peshkin( )

3 editions published between 1962 and 1969 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remaining and becoming : cultural crosscurrents in an Hispano school by Shelley Roberts( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ethnographic study looks at the relationship between a school in Northern New Mexico and its rural community. By looking at a school within a community, I hoped to understand the community's expectations about the school being a fitting place for their children. Assuming that a school channels choices for succeeding generations, I designed this research project in Norteno, a pseudonym, around the question: Who are these students learning to be within the historical and sociocultural context of their community? The choices, contingencies, and options open to students are contextualized by how their life histories intersect with the history of their school and community. The Norteno School District serves 14 villages with an average population of 150 persons and is run by Hispanos. The history of the Norteno School District is embedded in the two hundred year history of the community and a several centuries longer Hispano history in the region. The cultural streams running through the valleys have eroded the traditional cultural landscape, and the cultural crosscurrents have affected the cornerstones of Norteno society--family, faith, land, and language. As the form of the community changes, the pattern of the culture changes. Nortenos--a minority in the outside world and the majority in their own world--are debating how the functions of the school should respond to such changes. This is not a study about inventorying cultural traits to measure the continuity of cultural tradition, but about the ambiguity of education, with its losses and gains, and its lingering doubts about the past and future. Is what the students are learning worth as much as what they are forgetting? The terms "remaining" and "becoming" in the title of this study reflect the debates among Nortenos about whether or not the school should teach the local culture and language. By remaining, I mean what a school does or hopes to do in the name of what it sees as the heritage of the students it serves. By becoming, I mean what a school does or hopes to do in the name of change
Educated Afghan women in search of their identities by Sharifa Sharif( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study was conducted among educated and uneducated working women of Kabul, Afghanistan, during 1986-88, to determine how these women dealt with the dual role of home and office while the predominant tradition of Islam encourage their confinement to the private domain of home, and to the role of mothers and housewives. An overview of Islamic values related to the status, role, and sexuality of women, along with a review of situation of women in Afghanistan, provided the background information for the text. The educated group consisted of middle-class elite women who worked in the government offices as professional and administrators. The uneducated group included economic lower-class women who worked as the breadwinners for their families. The traditional structure of the society predominated by Islamic values, the particular political situation, the war that had caused severe man power loss, and the development state of the country provided the basic framework for the analysis and discussion of the issues in this study. While the participation of women in the public sphere of offices and factories was very visible, the stories of the women suggested that the Afghan women were caught in between two pillars of traditional and modern expectations. Economic and family survival positively affected the perception of both the women and the society towards the public role. This was evident from the comparative analysis of the perception of the groups of women of the study. The study concluded that the participation of the Afghan women in the public sphere of work was an adaptation to the modern structure while it was not integrated to the infrastructure of the society. Afghan women as the first generation of modernization beneficiaries were meanwhile victims of unresolved conflicts between traditional and modern conflicts
Case Studies in Science Education, Booklet IV Schooling at BRT - A Rural Case Study by Alan Peshkin( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet is the fifth of a series of 16 booklets that together describe and present findings for a study which involved field observations and a survey of science teaching and learning in American public schools during the school year 1976-77. The study was undertaken to provide the National Science Foundation with a portrayal of current conditions in K-12 science classrooms to help make the Foundation's programs of support for science education consistent with national needs. Eleven high schools and their feeder schools were selected to provide a diverse and balanced group of case study sites. One field researcher was assigned to each site and instructed to find out what was happening and what was felt important in science (including mathematics and social science) programs. The case study report from the BRT site - a midwestern, rural, consolidated school district in Illinois - is contained in this booklet. (MN)
Dilemmas of educational investment in the less developed nations by Alan Peshkin( )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventuring into the qualitative by Corrine Glesne( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of attachment : community influence on Pueblo Indian students' experiences with school by Anya Dozier Enos( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Pueblos need a variety of strengths in order to protect and maintain their tribes both traditionally and in their interactions with the mainstream. Although mainstream assessment tools do not show it, Pueblo students may indeed be developing the strengths needed by their Pueblos
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God's choice : the total world of a fundamentalist Christian school
God's choice : the total world of a fundamentalist Christian schoolQualitative inquiry in education : the continuing debateThe color of strangers, the color of friends : the play of ethnicity in school and communityPlaces of memory : whiteman's schools and Native American communities
Alternative Names
Alan Peshkin onderwijzer

Alan Peshkin professor of education

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