This book is about schooling in the U.S. from the particular point of view of ethnography. It tries to show how ethnography, as a field arm of anthropology, can give fresh insights into perplexing educational problems. The fifteen essays included are much more than simply examples of "doing ethnography." They are original explorations of significant educational processes from a sociocultural point of view. Together the chapters constitute an indispensable assemblage of analyses of process and issues in education as well as a consistently high-level demonstration of the utility of ethnography in the study of these processes.
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Consider these titles of related interest also available from Waveland Press: Kawagley, A Yupiaq Worldview: A Pathway to Ecology and Spirit (ISBN 0881338591); Peshkin, Growing Up American: Schooling and the Survival of Community (ISBN 0881338257); Philips, The Invisible Culture: Communication in Classroom and Community on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation (ISBN 0881336947); Rosenfeld, "Shut Those Thick Lips!": A Study of Slum School Failure (ISBN 0881330221); Spindler, Education and Cultural Process; Anthropological Approaches, Third Edition (ISBN 088133958X); Ward, Them Children: A Study in Language Learning (ISBN 0881332135); and Wax et al., Formal Education in an American Indian Community: Peer Society and the Failure of Minority Education (ISBN 0881334472).
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Book Description Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0030590396