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Anderson, Raymond Kirk – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2020
This paper asks, what significance do diversity committee meetings have for how diversity workers experience, make sense of, and navigate the challenges of diversity work at a large, public research university? Drawing on a sixteen-month ethnography of diversity policy and practice, I analyze the practice of "preaching to the choir"…
Descriptors: Diversity, Public Colleges, Research Universities, Committees
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Liu, Roseann – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2020
Families today are using culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP)--a social justice pedagogy that incorporates marginalized cultural practices into the classroom--to cultivate their children into future cosmopolitan professionals. Asian American, black, and Latinx families rationalize that CRP helps their children learn "a little bit of…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Family Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism
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Geerlings, Lennie; Lundberg, Anita – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2020
This paper analyzes how knowledge is reproduced as "universal" in contemporary higher education and how this production of universality influences the application of knowledge. Using a case study of clinical psychology, it describes the results of over two years of ethnographic fieldwork in a university and professional settings in…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Global Approach, Higher Education, Ethnography
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O'Donnell, Jennifer Lee – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2020
Popular educators are encountering students' past trauma and dealing with how to engage ethically with social issues through "difficult knowledge" (Britzman 1998). The force of their curriculum provides the education community the ability to learn from their social conditions and share in the difficult knowledge experienced among them.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum, Social Problems
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Bybee, Eric Ruiz; Feinauer Whiting, Erin; Jensen, Bryant; Savage, Victoria; Baker, Alisa; Holdaway, Emma – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2020
This article explores notions of belonging and citizenship for "American Mexican" students--Mexican-heritage youth born in the United States who return to Mexico with their families. Our findings reveal belonging as a sociocultural practice that participants negotiated spatially and relationally, chiefly by making their US-born status…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Citizenship, Sociocultural Patterns, Self Concept
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Walton, Jessica – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2020
This paper examines how issues of citizenship and belonging within an emergent "multicultural" South Korea are articulated through inter-ethnic relations among elementary school children. Based on ethnographic data and drawing on theories of affective citizenship and intimacy, I argue that affective dimensions of citizenship provide…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Intergroup Relations, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism
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Dyrness, Andrea; Abu El-Haj, Thea Renda – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2020
This article addresses a gap between discussions of transnationalism in our field that largely remain focused on implications for educational attainment and current political discourses about immigrant youth and citizenship. Drawing on insights from our own research with transnational youth, we suggest that their experiences in transnational…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Immigrants, Educational Attainment
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Rubin, Beth C.; Cervinkova, Hana – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2020
This paper draws upon data from two youth-focused, ethnographically informed inquiries--one in Poland, the other in Guatemala--to describe how historical memory can conflict with both state historical narratives and with globalized approaches to democratic citizenship education. This analysis helps us to better understand the ways that, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Democracy, Citizenship Education
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Jakubiak, Cori – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2020
English-language voluntourism is a practice in which Global North, often young and inexperienced, volunteers teach English in the Global South on a short-term basis as a form of alternative travel. Like other forms of volunteer tourism, English-language voluntourism is characterized as global citizenship education for visiting volunteers and a s…
Descriptors: Travel, Tourism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Bach, Amy J. – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2020
This paper examines how high-stakes, standardized testing shapes language and literacy instruction for emergent bilingual students in a public high school on the U.S./Mexico border. Drawing from discourses of citizenship education and language and literacy theory and scholarship, this paper finds state-mandated exit exams overwhelming guide…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, High School Students, Public Schools, Citizenship Education
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Chee, Wai-chi – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2020
This article examines how schools in Hong Kong attempt to craft South Asian migrant students into desirable citizens and how the youths understand themselves as members of Hong Kong and of a global community. The contestation has to do both with how South Asians are viewed in Hong Kong and with how post-colonial Hong Kong is related to China. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Immigrants, Asians
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Demerath, Peter – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2019
This article describes several ways that anthropologists of education can maximize impact on knowledge projects, policies, and practices. The approaches discussed here are all anchored in powerful and distinctive qualities of our field, and include: (1) Centering our disciplinary authority by refusing to capitulate to dominant forms of knowledge,…
Descriptors: Educational Anthropology, Cooperation, Networks, Educational Policy
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Goodison, Racquel – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2019
This essay utilizes autoethnography to explore myriad cultural and institutional practices that impacted the author's education while she was growing up in Jamaica, West Indies. Informed by and through the use of some postcolonial theory, the information in this text is presented in the form of the creative nonfiction essay and chronicles the ways…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Teaching Methods, Educational Attainment, Postcolonialism
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Mulimbi, Bethany; Dryden-Peterson, Sarah – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2019
This study examines how students of majority and minority ethnic backgrounds in Botswana understand national identity as inclusive of their ethnic groups. Within assimilationist policies and curriculum, we find that the value of national identity rests on its positioning as a path toward higher levels of education and employment. However, for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Self Concept, Acculturation
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Hernández-Saca, David I. – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2019
Learning disabilities (LD) researchers have produced a knowledge base about the academic side of LD. A gap exists concerning the experiences of individuals with LD, particularly their feeling-meaning-making about having LDs. Based on a three-year qualitative study using critical ethnographic methods, I center Sophia Cruz's experiences with LD and…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Ethnography, Labeling (of Persons), Longitudinal Studies
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