Tag: schooling

Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo takes the page 99 test

Page 99 of my dissertation, Reification, Resistance, and Transformation? The Impact of Migration and Demographics on Linguistic, Racial, and Ethnic Identity and Equity in Educational Systems: An Appl…

Everything You Thought You Knew about Orphans in Africa Is Probably Wrong

Policy makers, development workers, orphanage voluntourists, missionaries, prospective adoptive parents: ignore this book at your peril.   “AIDS orphans” are commonly imagined as the…

Poems about Refugees

Adrie Kusserow is one of an increasing number of anthropologist-poets.  Or maybe more anthropologist-poets are just willing to come out of hiding. Either way, I was delighted to…

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…

Educating ‘bilingual’ children in Spain and Denmark

Educating ‘bilingual’ children in Spain and Denmark: childhood bilingualism as opportunity or constraint by Kenn Nakata Steffensen University College Cork/University of Tokyo See PDF  This article exa…

School Is War, Prison, Factory, Machine, Business, Game, Life….And Other Metaphors: recommending Permaculture

If metaphors organize our thinking and if there is no genuinely neutral way of speaking about anything, then it is worth looking into the dominant metaphors used. School is a domai…

“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…