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Author: Bradley A U LevinsonKathryn M BormanMargaret EisenhartMichele FosterAmy E FoxAll authors
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000.
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This anthology introduces some of the most influential literature shaping our understanding of the social and cultural foundations of education today. Together the selections provide students a range of approaches for interpreting and designing educational experiences worthy of the multicultural societies of our present and future.
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Levinson, Bradley A.U.
Schooling the Symbolic Animal : Social and Cultural Dimensions of Education.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2000
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bradley A U Levinson; Kathryn M Borman; Margaret Eisenhart; Michele Foster; Amy E Fox; Keith Basso; Gregory Bateson; Howard Becker; Caroline Bledsoe; Yehudi Cohen; R W Connel et al; Emile Durkheim; Donna Eder; Julianna Flinn; Signithia Fordham; Clifford Geertz; James B Greenberg; Shirley Brice Heath; Jules Henry; Dorothy Holland; Bradley A U Levinson; Margaret Mead; Hugh Mehan; Jan Nespor; John Ogbu; Sherry Ortner; Deborah Reed-Danahay; Laura Rival; Margaret Sutton; Carlos Velez-Ibáñez; Raymond Williams
ISBN: 9781461643272 1461643279
OCLC Number: 866439821
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (409 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Title Page; Dedication; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Whither the Symbolic Animal? Society, Culture, and Education at the Millennium Bradley A.U. Levinson; Section I: The Symbolic Animal: Foundations of Education in Cultural Transmission and Acquisition Bradley A.U. Levinson; 1 The Impact of the Concept of Culture on the Concept of Man Clifford Geertz; 2 Culture Is Ordinary Raymond Williams; 3 The Education of the Samoan Child Margaret Mead; 4 Stalking with Stories Keith H. Basso; 5 Education and the Human Condition Jules Henry. 6 The Nature of Education Emile Durkheim7 Why Do Frenchmen? Gregory Bateson; 8 Becoming a Marihuana User Howard Becker; Section II: Culture, Modernization, and Formal Education Margaret Sutton; 9 The Shaping of Men's Minds: Adaptations to Imperatives of Culture Yehudi A. Cohen; 10 Formal Schooling and the Production of Modern Citizens in the Ecuadorian Amazon Laura Rival; 11 Transmitting Traditional Values in New Schools: Elementary Education of Pulap Atoll Juliana Flinn; 12 The Cultural Transformation of Western Education in Sierra Leone Caroline Bledsoe. Section III: School Practice and Community Life: Cultural Congruence, Conflict, and Discontinuity Michèle Foster13 What No Bedtime Story Means: Narrative Skills at Home and School Shirley Brice Heath; 14 Understanding Cultural Diversity and Learning John U. Ogbu; 15 Formation and Transformation of Funds of Knowledge among U.S .-Mexican Households Carlos G. Vélez ... lbáñez and James B. Greenberg; 16 Habitus and Cultural Identity: Home/School Relationships in Rural France Deborah Reed-Danahay. Section IV: Cultural Production and Reproduction in Contemporary Schools Kathryn M. Borman, Amy E. Fox, and Bradley A.U. Levinson17 Ability Grouping as a Self-fulfilling Prophecy: A Microanalysis of Teacher-Student Interaction Donna Eder; 18 Beneath the Skin and between the Ears: A Case Study in the Politics of Representation Hugh Mehan; 19 Moments of Discontent: University Women and the Gender Status Quo Dorothy C. Holland and Margaret A. Eisenhart; 20 Class and Gender Dynamics in a Ruling-Class School R.W Connell, G.W Dowsett, S. Kessler, and D.J. Ashenden. Section V: New Directions in the Study of Culture, Learning, and Education Margaret Eisenhart21 ""Those Loud Black Girls"": (Black) Women, Silence, and Gender ""Passing"" in the Academy Signithia Fordham; 22 Tying Things Together (and Stretching Them Out) with Popular Culture Jan Nespor; 23 Fieldwork in the Postcommunity Sherry B. Ortner; 24 The Fax, the Jazz Player, and the Self-storyteller: How Do People Organize Culture? Margaret Eisenhart; Afterword: Implications for Educational Policy and Practice Bradley A.U. Levinson and Margaret Sutton; Index.

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