EASA e AAA apoiam o ensino da Antropologia no nível secundário do Reino Unido

A Associação Europeia de Antropólogos Sociais (EASA), que representa cerca de 1900 membros, anunciou recentemente o seu apoio à introdução da Antropologia no nível de ensino secundário do Reino Unido.

“We are dismayed at the prospective termination by the AQA examination board of the recently established A-level qualification in Anthropology. The qualification has been seen, across Europe, as a flagship programme of education and its progress is being watched keenly, not only by professional associations such as the EASA, but within those member countries where there is also an interest in introducing Anthropology to the secondary school curriculum. The decision of the AQA comes at a time when there is an increasing recognition of the transformative potential of Anthropology and an awareness of its growing importance across Europe in the face of new forms of xenophobia, intolerance and inequality. “

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Esta tomada de posição vem na senda de uma petição que já reuniu mais de 5000 assinaturas a favor da manutenção deste programa que está em vigor desde 2011.

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Em comunicado datado de 1 de Março de 2015, a Associação Americana de Antropologia torna público o seu apoio a esta reivindicação, sustentando que “os estudantes de Antropologia de nível A estão preparados para a universidade, para a carreira e participação activas na vida cívica”.

“We are concerned that the four-year trial period that the Anthropology A-level qualification was initially granted is simply too short to evaluate either implementation processes or educational outcomes, and we urge you and your colleagues to reconsider your decision to terminate the qualification when this current cohort completes its course. Our Association recently commissioned a Task Force on Anthropology and Education, which observed that anthropology has much to offer in exposing students to distinct modes of inquiry, values, and “habits of mind” in a diverse and increasingly unequal world. Our Task Force also observed that when students are engaged in learning about anthropology, they increase their
awareness of cross-cultural understandings and their implications for justice and global sustainability, they are encouraged to foster systems thinking, and they improve mathematics, writing, technology, and presentation skills.

The AAA Task Force formulated these observations, which you can read in full here (http://www.aaanet.org/cmtes/commissions/Anthropology-in-Education-Task-Force.cfm), based in part on visits with the group that developed the A-level standards, and on observations of anthropology classes in several London schools. Terminating the Anthropology A-level in the UK is, in our judgment, premature. The qualification has only been offered since 2010 and, like any new A-level subject, needs time to grow and become more familiar to students, their parents, and guidance counselors. We sincerely hope the AQA will give it a proper chance to grow.”

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