Scientist Thorne's Ethnological Theory

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Scientist Thorne is someone who actually uses many of the 6 tenets in order to conduct her study of children. In Thorne’s experiment she ventures into the lunchroom in order to gather information and observe the children. In her study she sees that the children separated themselves based off what type of lunch they were eating and who they sat next to. At the lunch table, labels did not matter, only what they brought ot the table, both literally and figuratively. This happens to be an example of the second tenet. This tenet explains that childhood cannot be separated by other variables. This means that situations are analyzed based on characteristics and the person rather than things such as age, gender, or race. Without adults around, the …show more content…
Ethnography is the most relevant way to record information because it allows the child’s voice to clearly become part of data that will result in the conclusion of the experiment. They way the information is observed is so important, which is why it goes under the fifth tenet, ethnography. Pugh went into Wilson elementary school and after school programs and conducted research on low income kids and adults. In his study, Pugh looks into the income of families and analyzes children who are exposed to financial situations due to problems in the family. An example of this would be how children are sometimes asked to chip in when the family is struggling. The child is taken out of their childhood and put into the real world when they become aware of the burden on their families backs. This makes the child age faster than they need to in order to step up to the plate, showing that not all kids have the same definition of childhood. Childhood is a social construction, and there is not one specific way all children live. Tenet one explains that most children aren 't raised with the same life, and some must overcome what is universally understood in ore to

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