Edited by Bradley A.U. Levinson and Mica Pollock
Anthropology of education is a subfield focused on the detailed study of everyday life in educational settings, particularly issues of diversity and inequality in the U.S. and internationally.
A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings.
- Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts
- Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists
- Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark
- Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes