A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

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Autor(en): 
Bradley A. U. Levinson, Mica Pollock
Verlag: 
Wiley, J

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings.
* Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts
* Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists
* Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark
* Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processesA Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings.
* Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts
* Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists
* Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark
* Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processesIntegrating work from several different national systems of scholarship, A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-art overview of the field of anthropology of education. Leading educational anthropologists examine everyday educational processes in culturally diverse settings, and the impacts on those processes of history, language policies, geographically specific problems and solutions, governmental mandates, literacy, inequality, multiculturalism, and more. Each contributor evaluates the key anthropological advances, arguments and approaches that inform the field's research. The Companion presents both theoretical and applied perspectives on important processes of education, in specific locations and worldwide.
Bradley A.U. Levinson is Professor of Education, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology and Latino Studies, and Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Indiana University. He is the author of We are All Equal: Student Culture and Identity at a Mexican Secondary School (2001) and Beyond Critique: Exploring Critical Social Theories and Education (2010), and editor or co-editor of Policy as Practice: Toward a Comparative Sociocultural Analysis of Educational Policy (with M. Sutton, 2001), and Reimagining Civic Education: How Diverse Societies Form Democratic Citizens (with D. Stevick, 2007).

Mica Pollock is Associate Professor of Education at Harvard, studies how youth and adults discuss and address everyday issues of diversity and opportunity in schools and communities. She is the author of two ethnographies, Colormute: Race Talk Dilemmas in an American School (2004) and Because of Race: How Americans Debate Harm and Opportunity in Our Schools (2008), and the editor of a volume for educators that includes many anthropologists, Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real about Race in School (2008).

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142.00 EUR
Umfang: 
gebunden, 1., Auflage
ISBN-Nr.: 
9781405190053
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