The School Classroom as Frontier



With this article, AEQ introduces a new feature section, Reflections on the Field. Here, CAE's first President and 1998 Spindler Awardee Murray L. Wax examines the development of applied social research during the mid–20th century, out of which grew his landmark study, with Rosalie H. Wax and Robert V. Dumont, Jr., of schooling and children's peer society among the Oglala Sioux. Murray Wax concludes with a critique of a science of culture and a call for an educational anthropology oriented toward fieldwork.