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Book Title: Schooling the Symbolic Animal: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Education|
The author of the book: Bradley A. Levinson
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Edition: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Date of issue: November 22nd 2000
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Read full description of the books Schooling the Symbolic Animal: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Education:This anthology introduces some of the most influential literature shaping our understanding of the social and cultural foundations of education today. Together the selections provide students a range of approaches for interpreting and designing educational experiences worthy of the multicultural societies of our present and future. The reprinted selections are contextualized in new interpretive essays written specifically for this volume.
Read information about the authorMy interests include student culture and identity formation at the secondary level, in Mexico and the United States; civic and citizenship education for democracy, especially in Latin America; the sociocultural practice of policy formation and implementation; critical social theories in education; transnational migration and education; and ethnographic research methods.
Bradley A. Levinson is a native of Los Angeles, California, and graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1984. He taught immigrant students at a middle school in San Diego for 2 years and then completed a doctorate in Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, in 1993. His dissertation research explored the construction of national identity, equality, and civic solidarity at a Mexican secundaria. Over the next several years, he completed follow-up research on Mexican youth identity formation, and eventually published his book, We Are All Equal: Student Culture and Identity at a Mexican Secondary School, 1988-1998 (2001, Duke University Press; translated and published as Todos somos iguales, 2002, Editorial Santillana, Mexico City).
Currently, Dr. Levinson is Professor of Education at Indiana University, with Adjunct or Affiliate appointments inAnthropology, Latino Studies, and Latin American Studies. He is also a proud father of 2 bilingual daughters, 6 and 8 years old (in 2011). Levinson specializes in ethnographic studies of youth and student culture, and reform processes, in secondary schooling; civic and citizenship education for democracy; the culture and politics of educational policymaking; and transnational migration and education. He has edited or co-edited a series of books, including: The Cultural Production of the Educated Person: Critical Ethnographies of Schooling and Local Practice (1996, SUNY Press); Schooling the Symbolic Animal: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Education (2000, Rowman and Littlefield), Policy as Practice: Toward a Comparative Sociocultural Analysis of Educational Policy (2001, Ablex), Reimagining Civic Education: How Diverse Societies Form Democratic Citizens (2007, Rowman and Littlefield) and Advancing Democracy through Education? U.S. Influence Abroad and Domestic Practices (2008, Information Age Publishing), A Companion to the Anthropology of Education (2011, Wiley-Blackwell), andBeyond Critique: Exploring Critical Social Theories and Education (2011, Paradigm). From 1999-2007, Dr. Levinson conducted team research on the integration of Latino newcomers to the state of Indiana (see research). He has also published on civic education in the International Journal of Educational Development, Theory and Research in Social Education, The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, and Anthropology and Education Quarterly, as well as in numerous books and Spanish-language publications. Dr. Levinson was a founding editor of the Inter-American Journal of Education for Democracy, and for the academic year 2007-08, he held a Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship, to study “democratic transition and civic education reform in Mexico.” He was on sabbatical for 2011-2012, serving as a Guest Professor at the Danish Pedagogical University-Aarhus University, Denmark, from Feb. 1-June 30, 2012.
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