2015 "Comments on Kalmar's Illegal alphabets." in Tomas Kalmar's Illegal Alphabets. 2nd edition. New York: Routledge. pp. 141-144
2015 "Culture of Poverty: Critique." (with Michael Scroggins) In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Edited by James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), 2nd edition, Vol 5. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 590-595.
2014 "Everyday constitutional assessment and their relevance to formal assessments." Teachers College Record Volume 116 (11), 1-8
2014 "Comments on Tobin's Contribution to Comparative Research in Anthropology and in Education." In Current Issues in Comparative Education, 16 (2), 44-48.
2014 "Anthropology of education: Main traditions and issues." in Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy. Edited by D. C. Phillips. Los Angeles, CA: Sage. pp. 37-44
2013 "Polities and politics of ongoing assessments: Evidence from video-gaming and blogging." (with G. Andrews, A. Hung, and S. Wessler).  In Discourse 2.0, Edited by D. Tannen and A. Trester, Georgetown University Round Table on Language and Linguistics series. Washington, D.C: Georgetown University Press. pp. 27-46.
2012 "Assembling and dissembling: Policy as productive play." Educational Researcher 41,5: 157-162 (with Jill Koyama as first author)
2011 "Education, cultural production, and figuring out what to do next." in  Companion to the Anthropology of Education Edited by Mica Pollock and Bradley Levinson. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. (with the collaboration of J. Koyama). pp. 50-64
2010 "Facing the power of education, comprehensively."  in Educating Comprehensively: Varieties of Educational Experiences. Edited by Linda Lin, Hervé Varenne, and Edmund W. Gordon Volume Three of the Perspectives on Comprehensive Education Series.  Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press. pp. 337-353
2011 "Imagining How to Break the Co-optation of a Consensus. A Response to 'Imagining No Child Left Behind Freed from Neoliberal Hijackers'." Democracy and Education 19, 2 (online journal)
2009 "The powers of ignorance: On finding out what to do next."  Critical Studies in Education. 50, 3: 337-343. (HTML version)
2009 "Educating ourselves about education--comprehensively." in Theoretical Perspectives on Comprehensive Education: The Way Forward Edited by H. Varenne, E. W. Gordon, & L. Lin. Volume Two of the Perspectives on Comprehensive Education Series. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press. pp. 1-24.
2008 "Culture, Education, Anthropology." Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 39,4:356-368
2007 "Difficult collective deliberations: Anthropological notes towards a theory of education." in Teachers College Record, 109, 7: 1559-1587. (Reprinted in Anthropological perspectives on education,Volume One of the Perspectives on Comprehensive Education Series, pp. 21-49. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.)
2007 "The Production of Difference in Interaction: On Culturing Conversation through Play" inTheoretical approaches to dialogue analysis , ed. by L. Berlin,177-197. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag. (with the collaboration of Mary Cotter)
2007 "On NCATE Standards and culture at work Conversations, hegemony, (dis-)abling consequences" Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 38,1: 16-23
2006 "The cultural work of learning disabilities" in Educational Researcher, 35,6: 12-17 (with Ray McDermott and Shelley Goldman as first author)
2006 "Reconstructing Culture in Educational Research" in Innovations in educational ethnography, ed. by G. Spindler and L. Hammond, 3-31. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (with Ray McDermott)
2006 "Dr. Mom? Conversational Play and the Submergence of Professional Status in Childbirth." in Human Studies, 29, 77-105 (with Mary Cotter)
2006 "Playing with Pedagogical Authority." in Classroom authority: Theory, research, and practice, ed. by J. Pace and A. Hemmings, 63-86. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (with James Mullooly)
2001 "Ricostruire la cultura nella ricerca pedagogica." in the special issue "Antropologia, Scuola, Educazione" ed. by M. Benadusi, Scuola Democratica. (with Ray McDermott) [new version published in 2006 as "Reconstructing culture..."]
2000 “The price and value of a school of education.” Academic Questions 13(4): 62-68 (original .html presentation)
1998  "Diversity as American cultural category" in Democracy and Difference, ed. by C. Greenhouse, 25-49. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
1997  Families, education and the state in America. New York: Institute for Urban and Minority Education, Teachers College, Columbia University.
1997  "Racing in place: Middle class work in success/failure." in Education and cultural process: Anthropological perspectives, ed. by G. Spindler, 136-157. Prospects Heights, IL: Waveland Press. (with S. Goldman and R.P. McDermott) 
1996 "Love and liberty: The American family." In History of the family, ed. by A. Burguière, M. Segalen, and F. Zonabend, . London: Polity Press.
1996 "Culture, development, disability" (with McDermott, R. P.) in Ethnography and Human Development, ed. by R. Jessor, A. Colby and R. Shweder. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
1995 "Culture as disability" Anthropology and Education Quarterly (with McDermott, R. P.), 26: 324-348.
1995  "The social facting of education: Dukheim's legacy." in Journal of Curriculum Studies, 27: 373-389.
1994  "Catholic reconstructions: the Center of an Irish priesthood." Journal of the Steward Anthropological Society 22, 93-139
1993  "Dublin 16: Accounts of suburban lives in Dublin." in Irish towns and cities, ed. by C. Curtin, T. Wilson, and H. Donnan, 99-121.
1992 "The question of European nationalism." in Cultural change and the new Europe: Anthropological perspectives on the European Community, ed. by T. Wilson and M. Estellie Smith. Westview Press, 223-240.
  "America and I." in American Culture: Outsiders Looking In, ed. by J. Armstrong and P. DeVita, 29-38. Wadsworth Publishing Co.
  "Joint action on the wild side of Manhattan: Understanding the power of the cultural center on educational alternative." Anthropology and Education Quarterly (with R. Rizzo-Tolk), 23: 221-249.
1990 "Parents and their Children at Talk," in Conversational organization and its Development, ed. by Bruce Dorval, 239-275. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing.
1989  "A Confusion of Signs: The Semiosis of Anthropological Ireland," in Semiotics, Self and Society, ed. by G. Urban and B. Lee, 121-152. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
1987 "Talk and Real Talk: The Voices of Silence and the Voices of Power in American Family Life," Cultural Anthropology 2: 369-394.

"Analytic Ambiguities in the Communication of Familial Power," in Power through Discourse, ed. by L. Kedar, 129-151. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing.

1986  "'Why' Sheila Can Read: Structure and Indeterminacy in the Reproduction of Familial Literacy," in The Acquisition of Literacy: Ethnographic Perspectives, ed. by B. Schieffelin and P. Gilmore, 188-210. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing. (with McDermott, R. P.)

"Familles Américaines," in Histoire de la Famille. Ed. by Martine Segalen, André Burguière et Françoise Zonabend, 413-435. Paris: Armand Colin.(English Translation)

1984

"When School Goes Home: Some Problems and Defensive Tactics," Teachers College Record 85: 391-409. (with McDermott, R. P. and S. Goldman)

"Collective Representation in American Anthropological Conversations about Culture: Culture and the Individual," Current Anthropology 25: 281-300.

"The Interpretation of Pronominal Paradigms: Speech Situation, Pragmatic Meaning and Cultural Structure," Semiotica 50: 221-248.

1983  "The Production of Kinds of Ethnic Discourse in the United States: American and Puerto-Rican Kinds," in The Sociogenesis of Language and Human Conduct, ed. by B. Bain, 553-68. New York: Plenum. (with F. Ruskin)

 "Language and Learning," Society 20: 70-76

1982  "Jocks and Freaks: The Symbolic Structure of the Expression of Social Interaction among American Senior High School Students," in Doing the Ethnography of Schooling, ed. by G. Spindler, 210-235. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
1981 "Symbolizing American Culture in Schools," Character 2: 1-9.

"A New Direction in Community Studies: One French Village--Three Books," Reviews in Anthropology 8: 105-119

"Family, Language and Education: The Sociolinguistic Model of Restricted and Elaborated Codes," Social Science Information 20: 187-228. (with C. Hill)

1978  "Is Dedham American? The Diagnosis of Things American," Anthropological Quarterly 51: 231-245.

"Culture as Rhetoric: The Patterning of the Verbal Interpretation of Interaction between Teachers and Administrators in an American High School," American Ethnologist 5: 635-650.

1976 "American Culture and the School," in The Anthropological Study of Education, ed. by C. Calhoun and F.A.J. Ianni, 227-237. The Hague: Mouton & Co.

"Friendship and Fairness: Ideological Tensions in an American High School," Teachers College Record 77: 601-614. (with M. Kelly)

1974  "From Grading and Freedom of Choice to Ranking and Segregation in an American High School," Council on Anthropology and Education Quarterly 5: 9-15