Fifty Years of Anthropology and Education 1950-2000

A Spindler Anthology
Author: George and Loui Spindler
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135661448
Category: Education
Page: 454
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George and Louise Spindler are widely regarded as significant founders of the field of educational anthropology. This book brings together their best, most seminal work from the last 50 years--a time frame representing the developmental epoch of the field--and binds them together with a master commentary by George Spindler. Previously scattered over a wide range of publications, the articles collected here allow for a unified view of the Spindlers' work and of the development of the field. The book opens with an insightful Foreword by Henry T. Trueba, a fascinating piece titled "A Life With Anthropology and Education: Interviews With George and Louise Spindler by Ray McDermott and Frederick Erickson," and George Spindler's "Previews" essay which gives the reader a grasp of the whole to which the parts of the book contribute. These pieces frame and contextualize the work that follows. In Part I, Character Defining, many of the major themes of this volume are first encountered; this section sets the stage for what follows. Part II, Comparisons, focuses on comparison, which the Spindlers view as essential to an anthropological approach. Part III, Ethnography in Action, is devoted to the explicit exposition of ethnographic methods (though actually every piece in the book is a demonstration of method). Part IV, American Culture, moves from a traditional representation of American Culture to a processual analysis of how the culture is transmitted in real situations, and finally to an interpretation of right-wing actions that seem to constitute a reactive movement; the implications for education are pursued. Part V, Cultural Therapy , explains what cultural therapy is and how it may be applied to teachers and students. The volume concludes with Part VI, Orientation, Susan Parman's overview of the works of the Spindlers that spans their whole career.

Ethnography and Language Policy


Author: Teresa L. McCarty
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136860916
Category: Education
Page: 328
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Illuminating, through ethnographic inquiry, how individual agents "make" language policy in everyday social practice, this volume advances the growing field of language planning and policy using a critical sociocultural approach. From this perspective, language policy is conceptualized not only as official acts and documents, but as language-regulating modes of human interaction, negotiation, and production mediated by relations of power. Using this conceptual framework, the volume addresses the impacts of globalization, diaspora, and transmigration on language practices and policies; language endangerment, revitalization, and maintenance; medium-of-instruction policies; literacy and biliteracy; language and ethnic/national identity; and the ethical tensions in conducting critical ethnographic language policy research. These issues are contextualized in case studies and reflective commentaries by leading scholars in the field. Ethnography and Language Policy extends previous work in the field, tapping into leading-edge interdisciplinary scholarship, and charting new directions. Recognizing that language policy is not merely or even primarily about language per se, but rather about power relations that structure social-linguistic hierarchies, the authors seek to expand policy discourses in ways that foster social justice for all.

The Politics of Survival in Academia

Narratives of Inequity, Resilience, and Success
Author: Lila Jacobs,José Cintrón,Cecil E. Canton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461645182
Category: Education
Page: 200
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This volume presents the personal accounts of African American, Asian American, and Latino faculty who describe in their 'narratives of struggles' the challenges they faced in order to become bona fide members of the United States Academy. These narratives show how survival and success require a sophisticated knowledge of the politics of academia, insider knowledge of the requirements of legitimacy in scholarly efforts, and a resourceful approach to facing dilemmas between cultural values, traditional racist practices, and academic resilience. The book also explores the empowerment process of these individuals who have created a new self without rejecting their 'enduring' self; the self strongly connected to their ethno/racial cultures and groups. Within the process of self -redefinition, this new faculty confronted racism, sexism, rejection, the clash of cultural values, and structural indifference to cultural diversity. The faculty recounts how they ultimately learned the skillful accommodation to all of these issues. It is through the analysis of survival and self-definition that faculty of color and women will establish a powerful foothold in the new academy of the twenty-first century.

Critical Approaches to Comparative Education

Vertical Case Studies from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas
Author: F. Vavrus,L. Bartlett
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230101763
Category: Science
Page: 263
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This book unites a dynamic group of scholars who examine linkages among local, national, and international levels of educational policy and practice. Utilizing multi-sited, ethnographic approaches, the essays explore vertical interactions across diverse levels of policy and practice while prompting horizontal comparisons across twelve sites in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. The vertical case studies focus on a range of topics, including participatory development, the politics of culture and language, neoliberal educational reforms, and education in post-conflict settings. Editors Vavrus and Bartlett contribute to comparative theory and practice by demonstrating the advantages of thinking vertically.

Reviewing Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences


Author: Audrey A. Trainor,Elizabeth Graue
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136699244
Category: Education
Page: 248
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This book provides a useful guide for researchers, reviewers, and consumers who are charged with judging the quality of qualitative studies.

Linguistic Anthropology of Education


Author: Stanton Emerson Fisher Wortham,Betsy Rymes
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780897898232
Category: Education
Page: 279
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This volume combines careful theoretical discussion with practical case studies in which the tools of linguistic anthropology are simultaneously applied, critiqued, and enriched.

Anthropology

The Exploration of Human Diversity
Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Post Secondary
ISBN: 9780072837056
Category: Anthropology.
Page: 720
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The new tenth edition of Kottak's best selling text for general anthropology continues to offer a holistic introduction to anthropology that approaches the course from a four-field perspective and a book that is good for students and professors. The new, tenth edition is a major revision offering many new and exciting features that build on the strengths of this approach. The text has two new themes --"Bringing It All Together" and "Understanding Ourselves." The "Bringing it All Together" theme, emphasizing anthropology's integrated, comparative and four-field nature, can be found in new "Bringing it All Together" essays that show how anthropology's subfields and dimensions combine to interpret and explain a common topic. The "Understanding Ourselves" theme, helping to explain the relevance of facts and theories to students, can be found in new "Understanding Ourselves" paragraphs that answer the question "So What?" A Brand new and unique atlas and visual guide will be shrink wrapped with every copy of the text for free offering students even more visual material on top of an already outstanding visual arts program in the text. Two new features called Interpreting the World and Atlas and Visual Guide Questions will tie key content in the atlas and visual guide to the text. Two new chapters drawn from an original chapter on cultural and archaeology methods now focus on methods and ethics in all four subfields. This edition will continue to offer revised and updated popular features of previous editions including chapter-opening In the News vignettes (many now from 2002), Interesting Issues boxes, Beyond the Classroom boxes, as well as a wealth of learning tools and support.

Cultural Anthropology


Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780072952506
Category: Fiction
Page: 371
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Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "25 succinct video clips, each corresponding to a chapter in the textbook. Each clip is accompanied by a text overview and probing questions to exercise the student's critical thinking skills."--Page 4 of cover.

Research in International Education

Experience, Theory & Practice
Author: Liora Bresler,Alexander Ardichvili
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820452159
Category: Education
Page: 318
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The international dimension of research in education signals a paradigm shift in thinking about educational research in general. This collection of essays by a group of prominent scholars in several fields, including human resource education, early childhood, educational evaluation, interpretive research, arts education, anthropology, and philosophy of education, is a cutting-edge publication that defines new theoretical and methodological directions in international education research. <I>Research in International Education consists of both conceptual chapters and chapters based on empirical work that together address methodological/theoretical issues involved in international education research, contexts of research, and research in informal and formal settings.

Ethnography and schools

qualitative approaches to the study of education
Author: Yali Zou,Enrique T. Trueba
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 317
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The ethnographic experience is an indelible venture that continuously redefines one's life. Bringing together important cross-currents in the national debate on education, this book introduces the student or practitioner to the challenges, resources, and skills informing ethnographic research today. From the first chapter describing the cultural foundations of ethnographic research, by George Spindler, the book traces both traditional and new approaches to the study of schools and their communities.

Handbook of Research in the Social Foundations of Education


Author: Steven Tozer,Bernardo P. Gallegos,Annette Henry
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 732
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Using analytical methods borrowed from the humanities and social sciences, this book provides critical, interdisciplinary perspectives of teaching and school practices. It provides traditional and emerging theoretical perspectives (or lens) that can be used to view and analyze any educational phenomena.

Die Wilde Seele

zur Ethnopsychoanalyse von Georges Devereux
Author: Hans Peter Duerr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Etchology
Page: 497
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