This book examines diverse ways in which young people from around the world envision and prepare for their future education, careers, and families. The book features cutting-edge anthropological essays including ethnographic accounts of schooling in India, South Africa, the US, Bhutan, Tanzania, and Nigeria. Each chapter focuses on today's generation of students and on students' use of education to create new possibilities for themselves. This volume will be of particular interest to practicing teachers and anthropologists and to readers who seek an ethnographic understanding of the world as seen through the eyes of students.
Amy Stambach is Vilas Distinguished Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. Her major publications include Faith in Schools: Religion, Education, and American Evangelicals in East Africa, Confucius and Crisis in American Universities, and Lessons from Mount Kilimanjaro: Schooling, Community, and Gender in East Africa.
Kathleen D. Hall is Associate Professor of Education and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, where she has also served as Director of the Center for South Asia Studies and coordinator of the annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum. Author of Lives in Translation: Sikh Youth as British Citizens as well as numerous research articles, she has successfully served as a Spencer Fellow, a National Academy of Education Postdoctoral Fellow, and a Salzburg Seminar Fellow.