A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

Editor(s): Bradley A. U. Levinson, Mica Pollock

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011 10:33AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405190053

Online ISBN: 9781444396713

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396713

About this Book

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 processes

Table of contents

    1. You have free access to this content
  1. Part I: Histories and Generations

  2. Part II: Education via Language: Speaking, Writing, Playing

    1. Chapter 10

      The Anthropology of Literacy (pages 154–176)

      Lesley Bartlett, Dina López, Lalitha Vasudevan and Doris Warriner

  3. Part III: States, Identities, and Education

  4. Part IV: Roles, Experiences, and Institutions

  5. Part V: Interventions

    1. You have free access to this content

SEARCH