Education and anthropology

other cultures and the teacher

Author: Frank Musgrove

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 5680

Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Science Education

An International Dialogue

Author: W.W. Cobern

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401152241

Category: Science

Page: 221

View: 4608

Global science education is a reality at the end of the 20th century - albeit an uneven reality - because of tremendous technological and economic pressures. Unfortunately, this reality is rarely examined in the light of what interests the everyday lives of ordinary people rather than the lives of political and economic elites. The purpose of this book is to offer insightful and thought-provoking commentary on both realities. The tacit question throughout the book is `Whose interests are being served by current science education practices and policies?' The various chapters offer critical analysis from the perspectives of culture, economics, epistemology, equity, gender, language, and religion in an effort to promote a reflective science education that takes place within, rather than taking over, the important cultural lives of people. The target audience for the book includes graduate students in education, science education and education policy professors, policy and government officials involved with education.

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

Author: Bradley A. Levinson,Mica Pollock

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119111668

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 2604

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes

The Anthropology of Learning in Childhood

Author: David F. Lancy,John C. Bock,Suzanne Gaskins

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 075911322X

Category: Social Science

Page: 483

View: 6284

This first major anthropological reference book on childhood learning considers the cultural aspects of learning in childhood from the points of view of psychologists, sociologists, educators, and anthropologists.

Mathematical Enculturation

A Cultural Perspective on Mathematics Education

Author: Alan Bishop

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940092657X

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 4925

Mathematics is in the unenviable position of being simultaneously one of the most important school subjects for today's children to study and one of the least well understood. Its reputation is awe-inspiring. Everybody knows how important it is and everybody knows that they have to study it. But few people feel comfortable with it; so much so that it is socially quite acceptable in many countries to confess ignorance about it, to brag about one's incompe tence at doing it, and even to claim that one is mathophobic! So are teachers around the world being apparently legal sadists by inflicting mental pain on their charges? Or is it that their pupils are all masochists, enjoying the thrill of self-inflicted mental torture? More seriously, do we really know what the reasons are for the mathematical activity which goes on in schools? Do we really have confidence in our criteria for judging what's important and what isn't? Do we really know what we should be doing? These basic questions become even more important when considered in the context of two growing problem areas. The first is a concern felt in many countries about the direction which mathematics education should take in the face of the increasing presence of computers and calculator-related technol ogy in society.

Teaching Food and Culture

Author: Candice Lowe Swift,Richard R Wilk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315419408

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 1490

With the rapid growth and interest in food studies around the U.S. and globally, the original essays in this one-of-a-kind volume aid instructors in expanding their teaching to include both the latest scholarship and engage with public debate around issues related to food. The chapters represent the product of original efforts to develop ways to teach both with and about food in the classroom, written by innovative instructors who have successfully done so. It would appeal to community college and university instructors in anthropology and social science disciplines who currently teach or want to develop food-related courses. This book -illustrates the creative ways that college instructors have tackled teaching about food and used food as an instructional device;-aims to train the next generation of food scholars to deal with the complex problems of feeding an ever-increasing population -contains an interview with Sidney Mintz, the most influential anthropologist shaping the study of food

Anthropology and/as Education

Author: Tim Ingold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351852396

Category: Social Science

Page: 94

View: 6079

There is more to education than teaching and learning, and more to anthropology than making studies of other people’s lives. Here Tim Ingold argues that both anthropology and education are ways of studying, and of leading life, with others. In this provocative book, he goes beyond an exploration of the interface between the disciplines of anthropology and education to claim their fundamental equivalence. Taking inspiration from the writings of John Dewey, Ingold presents his argument in four close-knit chapters. Education, he contends, is not the transmission of authorised knowledge from one generation to the next but a way of attending to things, opening up paths of growth and discovery. What does this mean for the ways we think about study and the school, teaching and learning, and the freedoms they exemplify? And how does it bear on the practices of participation and observation, on ways of study in the field and in the school, on art and science, research and teaching, and the university? Written in an engaging and accessible style, this book is intended as much for educationalists as for anthropologists. It will appeal to all who are seeking alternatives to mainstream agendas in social and educational policy, including educators and students in philosophy, the social sciences, educational psychology, environmentalism and arts practice.

Education and Cultural Process

Anthropological Approaches

Author: George Dearborn Spindler

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 9780881339581

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 729

The author has brought together articles from leading scholars in the field of anthropology & education. This latest edition aims to sensitize readers to the subtle permutations of culture in the classroom.

The Teaching of Anthropology

Problems, Issues, and Decisions

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 381

View: 3969

This collection brings together articles first developed for the symposia on teaching held by the American Anthropological Association in 1990, 1991, and 1992, as well as additional papers from over 40 leading teachers in the field. The articles span the educational continuum, from teaching the introductory course to teaching pre-collegiate instructors. As a professional reference text, it is a book that no current—or future—teacher of anthropology should be without.

Audit Cultures

Anthropological Studies in Accountability, Ethics and the Academy

Author: Marilyn Strathern

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113456970X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 8085

Do audit cultures deliver greater responsibility, or do they stifle creative thought? We are all increasingly subjected to auditing, and alongside that, subject to accountability for our behaviour and actions. Audit cultures pervade in the workplace, our governmental and public institutions as well as academia. However, audit practices themselves have consequences, beneficial and detrimental, that often go unexamined. This book examines how pervasive practices of accountability are, the political and cultural conditions under which accountability flourishes and the consequences of their application. Twelve social anthropologists look at this influential and controversial phenomenon, and map out the effects around Europe and the Commonwealth, as well as in contexts such as the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and Academic institutions. The result provides an excellent insight into auditing and its dependence on precepts of economic efficiency and ethical practice. This point of convergence between these moral and financial priorities provides an excellent opening for debate on the culture of management and accountability.

Linguistic Anthropology of Education

Author: Stanton Emerson Fisher Wortham,Betsy Rymes

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780897898232

Category: Education

Page: 279

View: 6893

This volume combines careful theoretical discussion with practical case studies in which the tools of linguistic anthropology are simultaneously applied, critiqued, and enriched.

Local Meanings, Global Schooling

Anthropology and World Culture Theory

Author: K. Anderson-Levitt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1403980357

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

View: 7106

Is there one global culture of schooling, or many national and local cultures? Do educational reforms take school systems on diverging or parallel paths? These case studies from five continents use ethnography and history to challenge the sweeping claims of sociology's world culture theory (neo-institutionalism). They demonstrate how national ministries of education and local schools re-invent every reform. Yet the cases also show that teachers and local reformers operate 'within and against' global models. Anthropologists need to recognize the global presence in local schooling as well as local transformation of global models. This is a collection that scholars in the field of the anthropology of education will not want to be without.

The Anthropology of Education Policy

Ethnographic Inquiries into Policy as Sociocultural Process

Author: Angelina E. Castagno,Teresa McCarty

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317312465

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 7761

Advancing a rapidly growing field of social science inquiry—the anthropology of policy—this volume extends and solidifies this body of work, focusing on education policy. Its goal is to examine timely issues in education policy from a critical anthropological, ethnographic, and comparative perspective, and through this to theorize new ways of understanding how policy "does its work." At the center is a commitment to an engaged anthropology of education policy that uses anthropological knowledge to imagine and foster more equitable and just forms of schooling. The authors examine the ways in which education policy processes create, reflect, and contest regimes of knowledge and power, sorting and stratifying people, ideas, and resources in particular ways. In contrast to conventional analyses of policy as text-based, dictated, linear, and rational, an anthropological perspective positions policy at the interface of top-down, bottom-up, and meso-level processes, and as de facto and de jure. Demonstrating how education policy operates as a social, cultural, and deeply ideological process "on the ground," each chapter clearly delineates the implications of these understandings for educational access, opportunity, and equity. Providing a single "go to" source on the disciplinary history, theoretical framework, methodology, and empirical applications of the anthropology of education policy across a range of education topics, policy debates, and settings, the book updates and expands on seminal works in the field, carving out an important niche in anthropological studies of public policy.

Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain

Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Author: Zaretta Hammond

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483308022

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 5591

A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation—until now. In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction. The book includes: Information on how one’s culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships Ten “key moves” to build students’ learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection

Alcohol

Social Drinking in Cultural Context

Author: Janet Chrzan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135095353

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 4948

Alcohol: Social Drinking in Cultural Context critically examines alcohol use across cultures and through time. This short text is a framework for students to self-consciously examine their beliefs about and use of alcohol, and a companion text for teaching the primary concepts of anthropology to first-or second year college students.

The Symbolic Dimension

Anthropological Studies in Culture, Religion and Education

Author: Jarema Drozdowicz

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643905394

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

View: 1409

Key issues in the contemporary debates on culture seem to be accompanied by the problem of meaning and the dynamics of it. Today, the global dimension of culture is a significant factor of the problem, especially when we speak of cultural identity or intercultural communication. This book presents critical points of cultural change that we may observe in many areas of local and global ecumene. The emerging of new currents, processes, and phenomena, as well the transformation of older ones, is evidence of the fact that culture cannot be regarded as a static whole, enclosed in a tangible framework of objectified artifacts. Thus, culture is taken here as a specific narrative on the human condition, with all its imponderables. (Series: Anthropology / Ethnologie - Vol. 58) [Subject: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Religious Studies, Education, Politics]

Eating Culture

An Anthropological Guide to Food, Second Edition

Author: Gillian Crowther

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487593317

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 8697

From ingredients and recipes to meals and menus across time and space, this highly engaging overview illustrates the important roles that anthropology and anthropologists play in understanding food and its key place in the study of culture. The new edition, now in full colour, introduces discussions about nomadism, commercializing food, food security, and ethical consumption, including treatment of animals and the long-term environmental and health consequences of meat consumption. New feature boxes offer case studies and exercises to help highlight anthropological methods and approaches, and each chapter includes a further reading section. By considering the concept of cuisine and public discourse, Eating Culture brings order and insight to our changing relationship with food.

The Teaching of Anthropology

Author: David Goodman Mandelbaum

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: 611

View: 5754

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Education, Cultures, and Economics

Dilemmas for Development

Author: Fiona E. Leach,Angela Little

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815327837

Category: Education

Page: 403

View: 6553

This edited volume reviews the conflict between economic prescriptions for improved education in the developing world and local cultures. Among the issues reviewed are: conceptions of culture and economics in development and education literature, economic considerations of school systems to promote cultural goals, the differentiation of schools from other sites of cultural reproduction, learning experiences of various cultural groups, and the cross-cultural work of development agencies.