ERIC Number: ED103310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Culture and the Educative Process: An Anthropological Perspective.
Kimball, Solon T.
An anthropological perspective on the educative process is presented in the four parts of this book. Part 1, "An Anthropological Overview," suggests some of the many viewpoints from which anthropology says something about education. For instance, methodologically, anthropologists look at the whole context of a learning situation rather than at isolated experiments in learning. Subtitles in Part 1 include Culture, Society, and Educational Congruency; The Relevance of Anthropology; Anthropology and Teacher Training; Teaching Anthropology in Professional Education; and The Natural-History Method and Education. Part 2, "Culture and Learning," focuses on the relation between our image of the child and teaching, cultural differentiation and learning, and the relation between the organizational environment of the school and the child's response to the teaching process. Part 3, "Development Through Education," enlarges on education as a factor in community and national development. Chapters on the author's field experiences document the theme that education must bring to all peoples an understanding of their relation to nature, to each other, and to other cultures in order to provide a basis on which to work for the solution of international problems. Part 4, "The Educational Challenge," explores the importance of anthropological research in formulating educational policy and program. (JH)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Children, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Cultural Interrelationships, Developing Nations, Development, Educational Anthropology, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Ethnography, Ethnology, Global Approach, Higher Education, International Education, Learning Processes, Sociocultural Patterns, Teacher Education
Teachers College Press, Columbia University, New York, New York ($10.00 cloth, $4.50 paper)
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