ERIC Number: ED181012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Patterns of Sophistication and Naivety: Some Features of Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Education. Occasional Paper No. 22.
The limits and boundaries of anthropology are briefly discussed, along with a general description of lay attitudes towards the field. A research case is given to illustrate the way in which anthropological study methods can contribute to educational research. Noted among these contributions is an informed distrust that anthropologists exhibit towards statements concerning "universal" human traits and a professional suspicion about educators' preoccupation with "intrinsic" merits of standard educational operating procedures and policies. (Author/LH)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Anthropology, Educational Research, Human Geography, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Problems
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($2.60)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.