ERIC Number: ED102069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Anthropology for the Classroom. The Social Science Teacher; Volume 3 Number 1, 1973.
Townley, Charles, Ed.
This report of a conference attended by teachers and anthropologists concerns itself with the desirability and practicalities of teaching anthropology at the elementary and secondary levels in Britain. The papers reflect the varied objectives of a group trying to introduce a new element into school curricula. The president of the Royal Anthropological Institute states the case against teaching anthropology earlier than university level. The rebuttal to this opinion argues that students need to know of alternative cultural modes as they make life-time choices. Four papers discuss the contribution that anthropology makes to the studies of politics, geography, economics, and sex education. Another paper illustrates the use of songs as a medium for anthropological and sociological instruction. Two papers representing a "critique of anthropology" discuss the qualities of anthropology that distinguish it from the other social sciences. A study group on teaching anthropology, after hearing from several people already doing so, present some objectives and guides for anthropology instruction. Study groups considering curriculum content for those studying for the Certificate of Secondary Education and for the "O" level exams for university entrance present outlines of important concepts and applicable books in anthropology. Finally, the Teaching Resource Project of the Royal Anthropological Institute is described. (JH)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Certification, Comparative Education, Conference Reports, Course Objectives, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnology, Human Geography, Interdisciplinary Approach, Moral Development, Resource Materials, Social Sciences, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for the Teaching of the Social Sciences (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)