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Anthropological Perspectives on Education


reviewed by John D. Herzog 1972

coverTitle: Anthropological Perspectives on Education
Author(s): Murry L. Wax, Stanley Diamond, Fred O. Gearing
Publisher: Basic Books, New York
ISBN: , Pages: 392, Year: 1971
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Compilation of a collection of academic essays is a sometimes defensible enterprise: when the volume is intended as a sincere Festschrift, when it records an important symposium, when it gathers together the lifework of a distinguished academician, even when it is intended as a "reader" in a subfield not already glutted. Unfortunately, none of these or other justifications applies with great strength to the present book, although two or three years ago its appearance would have ranked as a significant intellectual event. Anthropological Perspectives on Education is probably the most important product of the U.S.O.E. sponsored Culture of Schools Program that was initiated by Stanley Diamond in the early sixties, transferred to Fred Gearing and the American Anthropological Association in 1965, and rescued from mimeograph oblivion late in the decade through Murray Wax's efforts to see this one volume into print. As far as I know, no major empirical research or theoretical advances were supported by the Program. Its major activities seem to have been the preparation... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 74 Number 2, 1972, p. 275-278
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1562, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 6:56:36 AM

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