Tag: anthropology of education

What Should Teachers Teach?

Source here. Educators are wringing their hands these days about how much students have “fallen behind” the past year.  News story after news story laments a year of…

Advancing Equity in Higher Education

We must address issues of access and success for our students.   It is a summer afternoon and I am sitting in my office with one of my students,…

Are Teaching and Learning Among the Things We Do For Love?

Professor Marjorie Faulstich Orellana of UCLA suggested that there is a “‘Love’ Revolution” underway in education as reaction against the punitive and judgment-drenc…

The Game of School

Strategies are the main learning outcome of all those years of school. Anyone who flunks strategy basically flunks school. Anthropology is a field of inquiry not only focused…

White + word Gap = wrong

With Netta Avineri and Eric J. Johnson, I’ve addressed a report in the Washington Post on the many contextual factors affecting children in poverty. The well-intentioned plans to teach…

“The Language Gap”: Liberal Guilt Creates Another Not-So-Magic Bullet

Why are people poor? Why do children of the poor not thrive? The latest explanation for why children coming from disadvantaged households do not rise in this land…