When Beti asked her twelfth-grade students to consider Guatemala’s contemporary challenges, their suggestions quickly filled the board. In large letters, their words loomed like storm clouds: corruption, violence, extortion, threats, robberies, assaults, exploitation, discrimination.
In January, an email from a Duke Professor went viral. This professor was talking about language. Specifically, the language of Chinese students in her program. She recommended that they not speak “Chinese” with each other when in the Duke Biostatistics Department.
The Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) has put together a dynamic and compelling program for the 2018 AAA Annual Meeting–virtually all of which is open to all conference attendees.
Our responses to social, cultural, and political changes often reflect the tension generated through cooperation and/or opposition in the process of transformation. The Council on Anthropology and Education’s (CAE) Committee #11 (Disability Studies in Education) created a panel to address the intersections between disability studies in education and this year’s American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting.
My work as a second-grade teacher was strongly influenced by the sociocultural and anthropological perspectives embedded in my teacher preparation. While traditional approaches to education center a teacher’s intentions and goals for the classroom, I strove to see my students from their perspective.
Each year, the Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE), a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), supports early career educational anthropologists through the Concha Delgado-Gaitán Presidential Fellows Program. Concha Delgado Gaitán is an educational anthropologist whose contributions to the field of Anthropology and Education have been recognized and have earned her many awards, including the George and Louise Spindler Award.