ERIC Number: ED085458
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Publication Date: 1973
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Cultural Relevance and Educational Issues: Readings in Anthropology and Education.
Ianni, Francis A. J., Ed.; Storey, Edward, Ed.
The recent activity of anthropologists whose primary interest are in education and of educators whose orientation is anthropological suggests this division of labor: The first division, "anthropology and education," is the most expansive and the least specific. A second, "anthropology in education," concerns the anthropological presence, whether expressed as a substantive body of understandings, as curriculum, as programs for teacher training, or as a kind of sensitivity toward humankind and the human variety. The "anthropology of education," third, represents anthropological inquiry into the behaviors we call education; into the organization of education; into the actual conduct of teaching and learning; into educational research methods and findings; and into educational futures. A fourth focus is the "anthropology of social problems." Part One of this book exemplifies the general character of anthropology and education. Part Two represents anthropology in education, whereas the articles of Part Three represent activity we have identified as the anthropology of education. Part Four includes a selection of field studies of education in and across cultures. In the fifth, and concluding part, we exemplify anthropological approaches to education as a social problem and stress the vitality of the discipline in problem-solving as well as in social advocacy. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Curriculum Development, Educational Anthropology, Educational Problems, Educational Research, Elementary School Curriculum, Minority Groups, Poverty, Research Methodology, Teacher Education
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