ERIC Number: ED118708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
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Learning: Intellectual Imperialism from Barrio to Nation.
Clark, Woodrow W., Jr.
The research for this paper was concentrated in a poor barrio in Bogota, Columbia. The Paper discussed learning in a poor urban community using the ethnographic example of a small community to illustrate the larger socio-political impact of the implication of the United States' policy and position for Colombia. The account is considered to be highly personalized and based upon a particiPant-observation approach, supplemented with survey data. A later section of the paper discussed language learning at a major Colombian educational institution. The contrast between language learning at the major institution and that in the poor community is the substance of the paper. Six approaches to the anthropological study of education are discussed and followed in combination in the paper: (1) education as an instrument for socialization or enculturation; (2) education as the culturally different aspects of a society in terms of its language, conceptual style, behavior, and learning processes; (3) education as a ritual of series of "rites de passage", (4) education as the differential patterns marking the degree and depth of participation by people in the educational process; (5) education as out of school instruction provided by institutions of all kinds; and, (6) education viewed from a diversity of management perspectives. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia (Bogota)