Evelyn Jacob offers two courses in educational anthropology in the Graduate School of Education, George Mason University:
EDUC 606 (Education and Culture), a Masters-level course, is structured around the Cultural Inquiry Process (CIP), which combines action research with educational anthropology. Using anthropological perspectives within the CIP, educational practitioners understand and examine educational processes, collect and analyze information related to their own practice, and develop and monitor strategies to improve their practice. The course is offered during fall semester in odd-numbered years (e.g., 1999, 2001).
EDUC 893 (Seminar in Educational Anthropology), a doctoral-level course, examines theory and research in educational anthropology and related work from educational sociology. The course is organized around different ways culture is conceptualized and examined. Using this basic structure, the course examines how scholars have used these different approaches to study (1) educational engagement and performance of "cultural groups" and (2) classrooms, schools, programs and innovations. The course is offered during fall semester in even-numbered years (e.g., 1998, 2000).
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