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dc.contributor.convenorDr Si Fanen_US
dc.contributor.authorKikkawa, Yorikoen_US
dc.contributor.authorBryer, Fionaen_US
dc.contributor.editorSi Fan, Thao Le, Quynh Le, Yun Yueen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines methodological challenges throughout a cross-cultural case study on teacher work and practice and outlines the researcher's reflections on and responses to these challenges. Special education teachers working in Japanese and Australian special education settings shared classroom ecologies in that they worked with small groups of children including one or more with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). They also engaged with other educators about their everyday work. However, how they did their work differed within their multilayered cultural contexts: National (e.g., educational emphasis, curriculum approach), institutional (e.g., school emphasis, community of practice), and personal (e.g., classroom structures, personal experiences). Field research in these complex settings and data analysis of these two cases encountered boundary issues. The paper outlines how the researcher worked with teacher participants to solve problems together and how she employed their shared ecologies to create a structural framework to compare and contrast these culturally different cases. The need for slightly different methodological paths for investigating these cases will be discussed.en_US
dc.publisherAustralian Multicultural Interaction Instituteen_US
dc.publisher.placeLaunceston, Australiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameInternational Conference: Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging Worlden_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleConference proceedings: International Conference: Innovative Research in a Changing and Challenging Worlden_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationPhuket, Thailanden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecial Education and Disabilityen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchComparative and Cross-Cultural Educationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTeacher Education and Professional Development of Educatorsen_US
dc.titleUsing ecological structure to analyse teacher work and practice in two culturally different settingsen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE2 - Conference Publications (Non HERDC Eligible)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorKikkawa, Yoriko
gro.griffith.authorBryer, Fiona K.

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