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ERIC Number: ED068423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec-29
Pages: 20
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Contributions of Anthropology to Basic Research in Education. I. Some Implications of Defining Education as Cultural Transmission. II. Anthropological Strategies for Educational Research.
Singleton, John
Anthropological suggestions for educational research are contrasted with the psychological and sociological approaches to the study of education. The statement of problems in educational research when education is defined as cultural transmission implies equal interest in all parties involved in educational systems and transactions, as well as in the social context within which learning takes place. In research anthropologists move beyond interests in the cognitive and affective domains of childhood experience and include the study of patterns of cultural transmission. The strategies of ethnography and ethnology are basic to anthropological research, which is described as both experimental and holistic. Several studies related to educational systems are cited as making significant contributions to our understanding of educational systems and processes, and a bibliography is included. (Author/SHM)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting, American Association for the Advancement of Science (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 29, 1971)