ERIC Number: ED045610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Training Anthropologists for Educational Research. Final Report.
Gearing, Frederick O.
Four regional teams, each consisting of anthropologists involved in educational research and other educational researchers, were constituted in Chicago, San Francisco, the District of Columbia, and Buffalo. Throughout the 1969-70 academic year the teams joined in a planning effort to identify the most important factors for anthropologists to consider in performing research in educational settings. The four groups concluded that researchers, school personnel, and members of the community all have different priority systems, the critical contrast being the long-term theoretical interests of researchers and the short-term pragmatic interests of the schools and the community. They suggested that direct ethnographic observation would be a research focus of interest to all groups. They also recommended that educational researchers be trained in anthropological methods and that anthropologists be trained in educational research methods. (Included are the working papers of the four groups and a bibliography of studies in the anthropology of education.) (RT)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Research Foundation.