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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
Lynch, Caitrin – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
With all the discussion about what best prepares students for work and life, two candidates are interdisciplinary thinking and international awareness. This summer, exactly 30 years after the author graduated from college, her favorite professor at Bates College retired, which led her to think about her own early experiences with these ways of…
Descriptors: Memory, Reflection, Educational Anthropology, College Faculty
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Villenas, Sofia A. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2019
This essay is a response to Jonathan Warren and Michelle Kleisath's "The Roots of US Anthropology's Race Problem: Whiteness, Ethnicity and Ethnography." In this essay, I engage with critiques about anthropology's position on the periphery of critical race studies. The discipline's lack of attention to racism and critical race scholarship…
Descriptors: Educational Anthropology, Critical Theory, Race, Racial Bias
Varenne, Herve, Ed. – Routledge Research in Education, 2019
This volume investigates the ubiquitous education of everyday life as people contest the normal, settle on a new convention, and deal with the difficulties that arise. By documenting adolescent Dominican girls, young men in Silicon Valley, successful venture capitalists, and others imagining, explaining, and challenging the status quo, this book…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Anthropology, Instructional Design, Science Laboratories
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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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Herron, Melinda – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2019
For anthropologists working with young people in schools, an ambiguous and anxiety-provoking balancing act is required; how can the researcher align with the relational sensibilities of ethnography while also adhering to the strict boundaries and risk management ethos of school and university ethics? Tracing research relationships developed with…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Ethics, Risk Management, Researchers
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Bartolomé, Elena; Florensa, Ignasi; Bosch, Marianna; Gascón, Josep – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2019
Study and research path (SRP) is an inquiry-based teaching format grounded in the Anthropological Theory of the Didactic. One of the specific characteristics of SRP is its task-design basis, which includes explicitly questioning the knowledge at stake in study processes. In this work, we propose general guidelines for the design of SRPs for…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Active Learning, Inquiry, Student Attitudes
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Gascón, Josep; Nicolás, Pedro – For the Learning of Mathematics, 2019
In the first part of the dialogue between theories, which gave rise to a paper in this journal, we discussed the role played by normativity in didactics. In this work, with the aim of taking a step forward in this dialogue, we state explicitly some of the postulates of the anthropological theory of the didactic. They shape the object of study, the…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Educational Anthropology, Educational Research, Mathematics Instruction
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Kenklies, Karsten – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
European theorists of childhood still tend to locate the first positive acknowledgements of childhood as a human developmental period in its own positive right between the 16th and 18th century in Europe. Even though the findings of Ariès have been constantly challenged, it still remains a commonplace, especially within the history of education,…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Theater Arts, Children, Educational History
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Övez, Filiz Tuba Dikkartin; Akar, Nazli – Educational Research and Reviews, 2018
The purpose of this study is to analyse the content knowledge on graphs of pre-service elementary mathematics teachers from an anthropological perspective. 112 pre-service elementary mathematics teachers participated in the study. Concentric mixed pattern research method has been used in the study. The data was collected through Graphic Content…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Mathematics, Graphs
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Bajaj, Monisha; Canlas, Melissa; Argenal, Amy – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2017
This article presents data from a two-year ethnographic case study to explore how immigrant and refugee youth in the United States made sense of participation in a weekly human rights club after school. Three types of student responses to human rights education are exemplified through the profiles of students. The article offers new insights on…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Students, Civil Rights
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Gilmore, Perry – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2017
This article is a slightly edited version of my invited award talk, delivered just days after the presidential election, when I received the George and Louise Spindler Award at the annual business meeting of the Council on Anthropology and Education, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 2016. In those first days after the election we were all…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Democratic Values, Educational Anthropology, Public Policy
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Ali, Arshad Imtiaz – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2017
Reflecting upon a decade of research with Muslim youth across the United States, this article highlights the fears and concerns Muslim communities have expressed in the wake of Donald Trump's 2016 U.S. presidential victory. In explicating the concerns expressed by these youth, the author examines the context of Trump's rise and its relationship to…
Descriptors: Public Officials, Political Attitudes, Presidents, Muslims
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O'Connor, Brendan H.; Mangual Figueroa, Ariana – Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2017
The authors consider the implications of speaking out and remaining silent in the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. They reflect on the forms of speech available to and expected of educators and educational anthropologists in order to raise questions about whose voices are heard or ignored in the current public discourse. Drawing…
Descriptors: Elections, Presidents, Educational Anthropology, Advocacy
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Friberg, Torbjörn – Ethnography and Education, 2016
As part of recent complex transformations, it seems that higher educational organisations are being forced to reorganise, standardise and streamline in order to survive in the new political and economic context. How are ethnographers in general going to approach these contemporary phenomena? By drawing on the conceptual history of anthropology,…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Educational Research, Questioning Techniques, Educational Anthropology
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