Elsie Rockwell

Elsie Rockwell
Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute | Cinvestav · Departamento de Investigaciones Educativas (Sur)

Doctor en Ciencias en Investigación Educativa

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Como siempre, trabajando en muchas cosas a la vez... Participando en el GT de CLACSO, Educación e Interculturalidad Releyendo, repensando, reescribiendo, sobre las lógicas de la escolarización y las formas cambiantes del trabajo docente.

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La escritura de lenguas indígenas en contextos escolares en México no se puede comprender sin situar cada caso en su contexto socio-histórico. En este artículo, se analizan las representaciones escritas y gráficas de saberes hechas por jóvenes de 12 a 15 años que asisten a una secundaria con un modelo educativo de educación público alternativo en l...
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La escritura de lenguas indígenas en contextos escolares en México no se puede comprender sin situar cada caso en su contexto socio-histórico. En este artículo, se analizan las representaciones escritas y gráficas de saberes hechas por jóvenes de 12 a 15 años que asisten a una secundaria con un modelo educativo de educación público alternativo en l...
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Hace algunos años, las autoras recibieron una invitación de las autoridades educativas del estado de Tlaxcala, México, para ofrecer un curso-taller a docentes multigrado con el fin de generar con ellos propuestas de estrategias didácticas multigrado. El proyecto implicó un arduo trabajo conjunto entre cinco especialistas en didáctica de lengua y ma...
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En la mayor parte del mundo, lo normal es que las personas convivan y se comuniquen en contextos marcados por una gran diversidad lingüística. Lo que no es normal, y que no ha sido sostenible, es pensar que pueda formarse una "sociedad monolingüe", como ha sido la meta de muchos sistemas educativos desde la modernidad, con el argumento de consolida...
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Our article within this publication is: Ayala, Briseño, Rebolledo y Rockwell, Historias locales frente a estrategias nacionales La educación en tiempos de pandemia en México. pp. 27-33. It deals with recent experiences in indigenous communities and schools facing the Covid 19 pandemic.
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This article explores the history of school gardens in educational projects linked to four scholars at Teachers College (Bigelow, Dewey, Kilpatrick and Carney) during the early twentieth century. It concludes that gardening activities were designed primarily for urban children who lacked experience in farming. The role of gardening in experimental...
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In this article, we draw on the commonalities between Vygotsky's emphasis on communication in the ‘social situation of development’ and Goffman's concepts of framing and keying to analyze a French teacher's mediation between grammatical concepts ciphered in abstract semiotic terms and students' intuitive knowledge of language in use. After describi...
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Al revisar las maneras de pensar la temporalidad, este artículo ahonda en la complejidad de las culturas escolares. Aunando perspectivas históricas y antropológicas, aborda la coexistencia de múltiples temporalidades y ritmos, y distintas experiencias subjetivas del tiempo. Sugiere conceptos como la coetaneidad, la reversibilidad y la turbulencia q...
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Los estudios antropológicos sobre la educación en México han experimentado un considerable aumento y diversificación en las últimas dos décadas. Presentamos una revisión general de las investigaciones realizadas de 1995 a 2009. La producción reportada (que incluye investigaciones publicadas y tesis de posgrado) proviene mayormente de dos institucio...
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In this article we reflect upon differences and similarities among the seven articles included in this dossier, which represent consolidated lines of ethnographic research in five countries of the Americas. The contributions focus on aspects of the theme of the XIII Simposio Interamericano de Etnografía de la Educación (UCLA, 2013): “Majorities, mi...
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This essay traces recent developments in Mexican history of education in the light of trends in the field and publication in Paedagogica Historica.
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Review of A. Acevedo and P. López, eds. Ciudadanos Inesperados. (México, El Colegio de México, 2012).
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Este artigo enfatiza a natureza cultural e histórica do ensino. Com base na teoria dos gêneros do discurso de Bakhtin, aborda-se a interação em sala de aula como um gênero secundário que reflete a história do ensino em cada localidade. A análise de uma aula observada em uma comunidade rural no México mostra como gêneros de origens diversas comunica...
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In this article, I examine French language instruction in an elementary classroom serving primarily children of Afro-French immigrants in Paris. I show that a prevalent French language ideology privileges written over oral expression and associates full mastery of written French with rational thought and full inclusion in the French polity. This id...
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El objetivo de este artículo es argumentar que los movimientos sociales recientes nos obligan a tomar en serio tanto la profunda desigualdad social, como la diversidad cultural y social generada por recientes cambios en la economía y por proyectos alternativos de vida y formación. Sobre el trasfondo de la formación histórica de la clase trabajadora...
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This essay on three recent books by outstanding scholars-La raison scolaire by Bernard Lahire, Histoire de l'enseignement du français du XVII e au XX e siécle by André Chervel, and L'école et la lecture obligatoire by Anne-Marie Chartier-offers the opportunity to acquaint readers with French research on teaching written language and to show the val...
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The Historical Turn in AnthropologyOn the Tracks of a History in the Anthropology of EducationDelving into the Past to Understand the PresentPerspectivesReferences
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In this article, I compare two distinct uses of “Popular Education” that emerged in Tlaxcala in the wake of the Mexican Revolution. I examine archival and oral evidence to reconstruct the situated meanings and political rationales that led to the use of the term in each case, beyond their contrasting pedagogical content. In 1917, a revolutionary fa...
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The appropriation of literacy in two Nahua villages in central Mexico This study focuses on writing as it emerges, deeply rooted in oral discourse, in Mexican villages involved in defending their autonomy while seeking to obtain urban services during the 1950s to 1970s. Interviews with two men from Cuauhtenco and Xaltipan provide insights into thei...
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This article analyses the changing role of the principal in Mexico, during a period, 1921–1934, in which the configurations sustaining and surrounding schooling were profoundly transformed. It compares the experience of three directores working in towns that differed in their expectations and relationship to state and federal government. In this co...
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Cultural contexts influence the conceptual tools used in anthropological research in profound ways. Through this special issue, we hope to contribute not only accounts of education in other places but also novel ways of understanding the past and present experiences of Indigenous education. Our choice sought to present research conducted within Lat...
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Ethnographic theory and methods.
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Retomando un concepto antropológico que subraya la dinámica histórica de la cultura, el artículo sostiene que las culturas escolares pueden comprenderse en términos de la paulatina selectiva apropiación de diversos recursos culturales. Para ello, examina prácticas observadas hacia finales del siglo XX, en las primarias de una región de México con f...
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Obra en que se estudia la implementación de las iniciativas federales a pequeña escala, a nivel de una entidad, Tlaxcala. Es el caso concreto de las reformas educativas que se derivaron del movimiento armado de la Revolución como herramientas para la transformación social y que, a la larga, institucionalizaron y sustentaron algunos de los grandes m...
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In this paper, I approach a conceptual dilemma involved in understanding student resistance in classrooms. I summarize some of the classic positions on resistance (WILLIS, GIROUX), and recall the distinction between behaviors that contribute to "school failure" and those that express "moral indignation". I discuss classroom studies that attempt to...
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Review of : Bakhtinian Perspectives on Language, Literacy and Leaming. Aretha F. Ball and Sarah Warshauer Freedman, eds. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 349 pp.
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School work is supposed to encourage individual, silent reading focused on the literal signified and oriented toward encyclopaedia-like information. The observations made by the author in primary schools in Mexico show that such is not the case. With reference to Chartier’s definition of reading as a cultural practice, her analyses of in-school rea...
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This report synthesizes the discussion that took place in a Conference on Qualitative Classroom Research (‘What in the world happens in classrooms?’), organized by the authors and held in Oaxtepec, México in May 2002. The primary aim was to visualize possible interconnections among the various disciplines represented by the 35 scholars who were pre...
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This article furthers our understanding of the uses of textbooks within the complex social history of school cultures. It focuses on rural schools in an indigenous region of central Mexico, before and after the Mexican revolution (1910‐1921). Two contextual factors are highlighted. First, the gradual displacement of the native language by the domin...
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This article presents a perspective on the study of classroom reading practices based on the work of French social historian Roger Chartier. This scholar conceives the reading as a cultural practice that draws on shared artifacts, behaviors, attitudes and meanings. A basic tenet of his research is that "the acts of reading that give texts their plu...
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Este artículo presenta una perspectiva para el estudio de prácticas de lectura en aula basada en el trabajo del historiador francés Roger Chartier. Para este autor, "los actos de lectura que dan a los textos sus significados plurales y móviles se sitúan en el encuentro entre las maneras de leer y los protocolos de lectura dispuestos en el objeto le...
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This article accentuates the cultural/historical nature of teaching. Drawing on Bakhtin's theory of speech genres, it approaches classroom discourse as a composite genre that reflects the history of teaching in each locality. The analysis of a lesson observed in a rural school in Mexico shows how genres drawn from a variety of sources convey differ...
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My paper proposes a form to conceive the relation between history andanthropology from the social-cultural perspective. I discuss a problem which has beenexamined by many disciplines: the relation between the school culture and humandevelopment, in a world in which some aspects of schooling are viewed as criteria forchildren development. I sustain...
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Although the search for more effective schooling is frequently invoked in Vygotskian research, schools themselves are rarely studied from a cultural-historical perspective. By examining three intersecting planes – the longue durée, relative continuity, and everyday co-construction – we may be able to integrate both the historicity and cultural dive...
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Approaches critical thinking as a socially constructed orientation embedded in collective histories, asking how social conditions and cultural representations may foster critical thinking. Examines the work of Vygotsky and Gramsci, suggesting that concepts forged in literate or academic traditions are the basis for critical thinkings. Also examines...
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Hace veinte años, y como único en su género, se desarrolló el sistema de Cursos Comunitarios en México. El sistema ofrece educación primaria a niños que habitan comunidades rurales donde aún no existen escuelas regulares. Su programa combina los aciertos el sistema formal con las ventajas del no—formal. Es de cobertura nacional, y financiado y admi...
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Investigaciones recientes sobre el uso de la lengua escrita muestran que las interpretaciones de los textos escritos son construcciiones sociales. Este artículo intenta mostrar cómo las interpretaciones de las lecciones del libro de texto se construyen en la interaction verbal que se da en el salón de clases. La relación social con la lengua escrit...
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Resumen Este articulo aborda las relaciones colectivas con la cultura escrita durante la primera mitad del siglo xx, en una comunidad nahua del centro de Mkxico (Cuauhtenco, Tlaxcala). Destaca concepciones y prdcticas escriturarias inrnersas en redes sociales y relaciones de poder, tal corno se expresan actualmente en el discurso local. Este articu...
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This chapter traces how walls, fences and keys became material links between my field knowledge of rural elementary schools and documentary research on their past trajectories. My interest began as 1 witnessed the progressive enclosure of the grounds of rural schools, during fieldwork in central Mexico. When 1 later delved into their past, 1 realiz...
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Parto de una concepción de las escuelas como lugares de intersección de redes y procesos que rebasan los límites físicos e institucionales del espa-cio escolar. Concibo las escuelas como lugares «permeables» a los procesos culturales y sociales del entorno.' Desde esta óptica, la escuela deja de ser una institución «relativamente autónoma», que se...
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The central assumption of this paper is that the Maya people of Chiapas, as many other groups (Akinnaso 1997, Bloch 1998, Fabre 1993), have had a long history of developing strategies to deal with the dominant uses of literacy. Native accounts of incidents involving writing offer clues to the ways indigenous people have perceived, resisted and appr...

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Projects (2)
Archived project
I spent 2016 on a book produced with 15 co-authors with/for teachers in multigrade rural schools of Tlaxcala, México. The book has been published and is online as well.
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I spent 2016 on a book produced with 15 co-authors with/for teachers in multigrade rural schools of Tlaxcala, México. The book has been published and will hopefully soon be online as well.