Martin Bittner is a research assistant at the Department of Education and Psychology, in the area of Anthropology and Education, Free University of Berlin, Germany. He studied pedagogy, sociology, psychology, political science and social work. Since 2007 he holds a Diploma degree in Erziehungswissenschaft. His major interests are anthropology, ethnography, discourse analysis, practice theory and reconstructive methods. Currently he is writing his dissertation, he undertook an ethnographic video-based study in the field of schooling, focussing on classroom teachings, discursive practices and the role of progressive education/reform pedagogy in an inner-city primary school.
Publications (Please contact me, if you would like to receive a copy.)
The treasure of life lies in hard work. The discoursive practices of becoming educated and developed in South-India. Submitted to: Ch. Wulf, I. Clemens, S. Sarukkai, P. Sarangapani (eds.): A Passage to India - a Passage to Europe. (forthcoming). Unpacking recognition and esteem in school-pedagogics, in: Ethnog- raphy and Education 7 (3) ; in collaboration with Wulf, Ch.; Clemens, I.; Kellermann, I. 2012.