This book is a synoptic survey of fifty years of ethnography in formal and informal educational settings. Uniquely, it pulls together the core findings from both the anthropology and the sociology of education, drawing on international research to explore a range of themes, from movement and mobilities to the body, identity, time and space.

Knowledge and its Transmission: ‘Taught me all that he could’

Knowledge and its Transmission: ‘Taught me all that he could’

Knowledge and its transmission: ‘Taught me all that he could’

Mr Chang, you do not really believe these things about ‘cancer’ do you?… I mean, you are Hmong. You know that a person gets sick because they have lost their pleng, and that you must get the shaman to do the proper rituals if you are to be reunited with your pleng. (Rosiek, 2006: 262)

Before I went to Martle Quay Comp in 1993 I was told by my sister who was already there that there were dead babies in jars in the science labs.

This chapter focuses on curricula and knowledge. The urban legend focuses on a specialist subject, science, which is taught in an esoteric ...

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