On Anthropology and Education: Retrospect and Prospect1


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    This essay draws on the Chairman's Report, Committee on Antropology and Education of the National Academy of Education (1977), prepared by Lambros Comitas.


This essay deals with aspects of the historic and contemporary linkages between the discipline of anthropology and the domain of education. An historic contextualization of the development of educational anthropology provides the frame from within which extant theoretical and methodological issues are critically delimited. Possibilities for future areas of activity and concern are explored, and specific recommendations for future directions are presented.