Essay about Ethnographic Study
There were 13 students in attendance, eleven females and two males. The expressions and body language of the students varied among the three couches. Those students closest the door on the left hand side were strongly engaged in a conversation about their desires for a youth service. When I arrived, they seemed to have assessed me via quick scan up and down. From this examination, they immediately returned back to their conversation seeing me as just a visitor. The students on the couch to the right of me seemed to be disengaged in the conversation on what the teenagers would like to see take place in the youth ministry. The group on the couch to the left along with a couple of students in the couch across from the door I entered seemed as though they were more familiar with the life of the church and gave more insight such as a children’s service, more relevant topics for the youth, and opportunities for missionary work, locally and nationally. It was around this time that the youth bible study leader showed up.
When the teacher entered into the class, he greeted everyone with current day salutations, “What’s up man? How’s it going? What’s good?” He called the students by their names