Applying Anthropology in Education: Addressing Equity from K-College

CHAIRS: PUCCIA, Ellen (Beta Rsch Assoc Inc) and CAMPBELL-MONTALVO, Rebecca (UConn)

Session abstract: 

Students face challenges as they navigate through the U.S. educational system. National culture, institutional context, and local discourses spur inequality and comprise hurdles for students, families, and educators. Anthropologists working in these areas use a variety of research methods to describe factors that affect matriculation of groups. Such studies inform on topics from undergraduates’ persistence in their declared majors to the social and emotional climate children face in elementary school. Applications promise to arm individuals with improved approaches to creating better climates and addressing causes of educational inequality. This panel highlights implications of applied anthropological research in school equity

Session Participants: 


PUCCIA, Ellen (Beta Rsch Assoc Inc)

SMITH, Chrystal A.S. (UConn)


KERSAINT, Gladis (UConn)


BARTLE, Shannon (USF)


CAMPBELL-MONTALVO, Rebecca (UConn) Ethnography in the Florida Heartland: Applications for Educators to Improve Equity for Minoritized Groups

PUCCIA, Ellen (Beta Rsch Assoc Inc), SMITH, Chrystal A.S., CAMPBELL-MONTALVO, Rebecca, and KERSAINT, Gladis (UConn) How Universities Can Support Women and Underrepresented Minority Engineering Students: Applications of Interviews with Undergraduates

PFISTER, Anne (USF) Photovoice in the Undergraduate Classroom

BARTLE, Shannon (USF) Changing Scales and Scope in World History: Applied Anthropology and Instructional Design for the Changing AP World History Curriculum

WIEDMAN, Dennis (FIU) Directing Organizational Culture Change of a Public University for Inclusion of Indigenous Peoples: The FIU Global Indigenous Forum

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Session took place in 2019 in Portland, Oregon, at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology