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Linking education and anthropology

"Anthropology is the only discipline that investigates the origin and nature of human diversity -- both biological diversity and cultural diversity. Given that there is so much emphasis on teaching about diversity in the school systems, why don't they teach anthropology in high schools and grade schools?" states Bob Mucci, associate professor and coordinator of anthropology, Indiana University Northwest.

An illustrative talk entitled, "Placing Anthropology in Local Schools: A Collaborative Effort" will be presented by Dustin Cantrell, Friday, February 20, 2004, at 5 pm in Savannah Center, Room 207.

Professor Cantrell is a new adjunct lecturer in anthropology at IU Northwest and recently received an MA in Anthropology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He is presently employed at the Great Cities Institute of the University of Illinois at Chicago. For more info on GCI visit http://www.uic.edu/cuppa/gci/

About the talk: Dustin says: "This focuses on my thesis research. I will begin with a short history about the role (or lack thereof) of anthropology in pre- collegiate education. Then I will discuss the design, implementation, and results of the PALS project. I will end with some thoughts on future research/programs on this topic." We will have the usual Friday event Format: Anthro Club meeting at 4 pm, talk at 5 pm, and pizza and soda with the questions for the speaker at about 6:30 pm. Everything is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at 219-980-6607 or visit http://www.iun.edu/sociology-anthropology/

  
Published:

02-16-2004

Media Contact:

Michelle Searer
OMC
219-980-6686
msearer@iun.edu

Bob Mucci
Dept. of Anthropology
219-980-6607
rmucci@iun.edu
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