25. Toward an Anthropology of Teachers and Teaching

  1. Bradley A. U. Levinson3 and
  2. Mica Pollock4
  1. Sarah Jewett1 and
  2. Katherine Schultz2

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396713.ch25

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

How to Cite

Jewett, S. and Schultz, K. (2011) Toward an Anthropology of Teachers and Teaching, in A Companion to the Anthropology of Education (eds B. A. U. Levinson and M. Pollock), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396713.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Indiana University, USA

  2. 4

    Harvard, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Delaware, USA

  2. 2

    Mills College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190053

Online ISBN: 9781444396713

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Keywords:

  • toward an anthropology of teachers and teaching;
  • understandings of their cultural scapes, and limitations - Spindlers engaged in “cultural therapy”;
  • anthropology of teachers, and intersecting roles - of anthropologist-teachers and teacher-anthropologists;
  • anthropologists as teachers - interested in education as a sociocultural process;
  • making culture visible - interpreting teachers' practices, looking closely at classrooms;
  • cultural mismatch studies - prompting new questions;
  • early work in educational anthropology - influencing interpretation of teachers' practices;
  • teachers as anthropologists - Rosenfeld, learning anthropological concepts;
  • anthropological lenses - preparing prospective teachers;
  • classroom teachers bringing anthropology - into their curricula in a wide variety of ways

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Anthropologists as Teachers

  • Teachers as Anthropologists

  • Conclusion: Towards an Anthropology of Teachers and Teaching

  • References