ERIC Number: ED179463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Committee on Anthropology and Education. Report and Working Papers.
National Academy of Education, Washington, DC.
The document consists of a report by the chairman of the Committee on Anthropology and Education and six essays commissioned by the committee. In addressing the need to support educational anthropology programs, the report suggests: creation of a national fellowship program for graduate students; interchanges among educational anthropology programs; a task force of educational anthropologists to examine recurring crises and conflicts in education; and initiation of an institute for advanced studies in anthropology and education. Suggestions for improving the quality and theoretical bases of educational anthropology include: reviewing and selecting research at national agencies and foundations, and investing in interdisciplinary research which focuses on social and structural factors influencing education. The first essay offers an historical review of contributions which led to the establishment of educational anthropology. The second essay, which comprises the major portion of the document, reviews current approaches and findings in psychological anthropology relevant to educational anthropology. The paper contains an extensive annotated bibliography on perception and cognition, socialization, and social change. The third essay discusses the value of applying the concepts of social anthropology to the analysis of schools and the social dimensions of learning. The fourth essay examines the utility of social anthropological theory for the analysis of education through a case study of Chiapas, Mexico. The fifth essay provides a report on federal agencies, issues, and policies relevant to research. The final essay proposes professional networks, careers, and education for educational anthropologists. (KC)
Descriptors: Agencies, Cognitive Development, Educational Anthropology, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Perception, Professional Occupations, Psychological Studies, Research Needs, Social Change, Social Psychology, Socialization
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Education, Washington, DC.