Research Reports on BC Education

Over the past several years graduate and undergraduate students enrolling in research methods course have been engaged in conducting real time research on issues that matter to the wider community. These projects have dealt primarily with education issues (though some have focused on issues of natural resource policy). Full details and background can be found on my UBC faculty member web page

Applied Anthropology, ANTH 409 / RMES 500Q (2006)

  • Evaluation of Grade Ten Provincial Exams
  • Globalization and Education

Ethnographic Methods Course, ANTH 516 (2003)

  • EXTRA! EXTRA! Public Education Chokes on Cup of Campbell’s Soup (a report on media representation of educational issues)
  • Keeping it Together: Challenges for Inner City Education in Vancouver
  • An Ethnographic Analysis of Aboriginal Alternative Programs
  • Death by a Thousand Cuts: B.C. Parent Ad-Hoc Organizations Concerned with Education

Ethnographic Methods Course, ANTH 516 (2002)

  • Clark and Campbell Sitting in a Tree, C-U-T-T-I-N-G
  • Effects of the Wrecking Crew: Maintaining the House of Education in Vancouver’s Inner-City
  • Cents and Sensibility: The State of Special Education in Vancouver