this class meets on Tuesdays, from 5:10 to 6:50 in HM424

[where to look for the required and recommended readings]

I - Introduction: Definitions of Education.

•  Cremin, Lawrence "Public Education and the Education of the Public" Teachers College Record 77:1-12, 1975.

recommended:

II - Framework and issues

•  Lareau, Annette Home advantage: Social class and parental intervention in elementary education. New York: The Falmer Press. 1989 (Chapters 1, 3, 4, 6, [9])

alternate ethnography (to be presented by Angela Crumdy):
•  Ogbu, John The next generation: An ethnography of education in an urban neighborhood New York: Academic Press. 1974

recommended:

•  Gundaker, Grey "Hidden Education among African Americans during Slavery."in Anthropological perspectives on education. Edited by H. Varenne and E. Gordon, 53-74. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press 2008 [2007]

•  Rancière, Jacques The ignorant school master. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press 1999 [1987] (Chapters 1, 2, 3)

recommended:

  • de Certeau, Michel The practice of everyday life. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1984 [1980]
  • Garfinkel, Harold Ethnomethodology's program Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 2002. (Chapter 6 on instructing)
  • Merleau-Ponty, Maurice The prose of the world. Tr. by J. O'Neil . Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press 1973 [1969].
  • Plato Meno

•  Lave, Jean and Etienne Wenger Situated learning: Legitimate peripheral participation. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1991. (Chapters 1, 2, 4)

•  Redfield, Robert The little community. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1960 [1956] (Chapters 1, 2, 3)

recommended:

  • Arensberg, Conrad and Solon Kimball Culture and community. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. 1965
  • Lave and McDermott "Alienated (labor) learning"
  • Redfield, Robert The little community. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1960 [1956] (Chapters 8, 10 as well as all the other chapters)

III - Cases

•  Miller, Peggy Amy, Wendy, and Beth: Learning Language in South Baltimore. Austin: University of Texas Press. 1982 (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4)

alternate ethnography (to be presented by Miranda Hansen-Hunt):

•  Gilmore, Perry Kisisi (our language); The story of Colin and Sadiki.Malden, MA: Blackwell. (particularly Chapters 1-3)

recommended:

  • Ochs, Elinor Culture and language development: Language acquisition and language socialization in a Samoan village. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1988
  • Schieffelin, Bambi The Give and Take of Everyday Life: Language Socialization of Kaluli Children. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1990

•  Heath, Shirley Brice Ways with words: Language, life, and work in communities and classrooms. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1983 (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8)

alternate ethnography (to be presented by Daniel Rudas-Burgos):
•  Kalmar, Tomás Illegal alphabets and adult literacy: Latino migrants crossing the linguistic border. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 2001

recommended:

  • Philips, Susan The invisible culture: Communication in classroom and community on the Warm Springs Indian reservation. New York: Longman. 1983

•  Mehan, Bud Learning lessons: Social organization in the classroom. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1979

alternate ethnography (to be presented by Ann Tai):

•     McDermott, Ray

• Tobin, Joseph, J. and David Y.H. Wu, Dana H. Davidson Preschool in three cultures: Japan, China, and the United States. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 1989

alternate ethnography (to be presented by Mary Daphne Kostakopoulos):
•  Fuller, C, J The renewal of the priesthood: Modernity and traditionalism in a South Indian temple Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 2003 (chapters 1,2,3,4)

recommended:

  • Anderson-Levitt, Kathryn Teaching cultures: Knowledge for teaching first grade in France and the United States Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press. 2002

•  Page, Reba Lower-track classrooms: A curricular and cultural perspective. New York: Teachers College Press. 1991 (chapters 1, 2, 3, 6, 7)

alternate ethnography (to be presented by Lora Hawkins):
•  Varenne (with Shelley Goldman and Rosemary Rizzo-Tolk) Chapters 4 and 5 of Varenne and McDermott Successful failure Boulder, CO: Westview. 1998

•  Moffatt, Michael Coming of age in New Jersey: College and American culture. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 1989

alternate ethnography (to be presented by Sumita Ambesta):
•  Holland, Dorothy and Margaret Eisenhart Educated in romance: Women, achievement and college culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1990.

recommended:

  • Gershon, Ilana The Break-Up 2.0: Disconnecting Over New Media. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 2010
  • Sabin, Portia Truths, universally acknowledged: Friendship and romance as education between college students in America Ph.D. dissertation. New York: Columbia University 2004

•  Bartlett, Lesley " Human Capital or Human Connections? The Cultural Meanings of Education in Brazil"in Anthropological perspectives on education. Edited by H. Varenne and E. Gordon, 75-98. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press 2008 [2007]

•  Lave, Jean Cognition in practice: Mind, mathematics, and culture in everyday life. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1988 (Chapters 3, 5, 6, 7)

alternate ethnography (to be presented by Roy Danovitch):
•  Jordan, Brigitte Birth in four cultures: A crosscultural investigation of childbirth in Yucatan, Holland, Sweden and the United States.  Second Edition.  Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press.

recommended:

•  Lave, Jean and Etienne Wenger Situated learning: Legitimate peripheral participation. New York: Cambridge University Press. 1991. (Chapter 3)

•  Stratton, Alison " Hard of Hearing in Sweden: Educating about and for Pathology." in Anthropological perspectives on education. Edited by H. Varenne and E. Gordon, 239-260. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press 2008 [2007]

alternate ethnography to be presented by Maria Daniela Romero-Amaya):
• report on Juliette de Wolfe's dissertation research on families living with diagnoses of autism (published as: Parents of children with autism: An ethnography. New York: Palgrave. 2014)

recommended:

•  Verrips, Jojada, and Birgit Meyer "Kwaku's car: The struggles and stories of a Ghanaian long-distance taxi-driver." in Car cultures. Edited by D. Miller, 153-184. New York: Berg 2001

• Kemble, Amanda, et al. How to be a cell phone repair technician. in A world of work. Edited by I. Gershon. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. pp. 179-193. 2015

alternate ethnography (to be presented by Catherine Knoedler):

  • Arora, Payal Do Com mantra: Social computing in the Central Himalayas.  Burlington, VT: Ashgate. 2010

recommended:

  • Aporta, Claudio, and Eric Higgs "Satellite culture." Current Anthropology 46 (5): 729-753. 2005

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