G14
Anthropology in schools: a global perspective

Convenors:
David Shankland (Royal Anthropological Institute)
Chair:
Hilary Callan
Discussant:
Joy Hendry (Oxford Brookes)
Location:
University Place 4.205
Start time:
9 August, 2013 at 9:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

This panel aims to draw together a wide range of speakers and perspectives on teaching of anthropology in the pre-university setting.

Long abstract:

The RAI Education committee worked throughout the first decade of this century in order to devise, and see through to fruition, an A level in Anthropology, which is now being taught in schools in England. In this conference panel, the Education Committee would like to share its experience, and also explore with colleagues from other countries the possibilities which they have encountered in attempting to introduce anthropology at the pre-university stage. Contributions based on case studies drawn from different national settings are welcome, as are more comparative reflections on the difficulties and successes that anthropology may experience globally when considering the place of the discipline in the school curriculum.