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I'm a higher ed researcher and qualitative methodologist specializing in linguistic anthropology of education. At the American Anthropological Association, I study anthropology careers in and out of academia, as well as anthropology education at graduate, undergraduate, and pre-college levels. I have professional experience teaching in secondary and higher education settings, using student-led inquiry to teach research methods, and designing online materials for blended learning and assessment.
Anthropologists often call attention to the problems posed by social inequality, but academic anthropology also reproduces many of the very inequalities that its practitioners work to critique. Past research on US academic hiring networks has shown evidence of systematic inequality and hierarchy, attributed in significant part to the influence of a...
Educational linguistics can have little impact on student learning unless it is effectively conveyed to and applied by teachers in actual classrooms. This chapter represents teachers’ perspectives on linguistics in the classroom, from three authors with many years of experience teaching linguistically and culturally diverse learners at the high sch...
Students and teachers alike commonly view mathematics as an objective discipline to be learned through rote memorization. This view of the field is rooted in a traditional ideology of classroom roles in which any question has exactly one answer and the teacher is positioned as the ultimate authority. The case for reform has been made to deepen stud...
ChristopherStroud & LionelWee, Style, identity and literacy: English in Singapore. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 2012. Pp. xiii, 237. Pb. $49.95. - Volume 42 Issue 1 - Daniel Ginsberg
This paper reports on a pilot project that explored the potential of linguistic inquiry in a high school English as a Second Language (ESL) class. In class meetings across the school year, students worked collaboratively to investigate noun phrase pluralization, language acquisition, writing systems, and translation in their own and other languages...