The purpose of this Topical Interest Group is support a network of educators, activists, researchers, evaluators, knowledge brokers, advocates and other practitioners who wish to engage in applied anthropology in educational settings.See More
"Aloha all, I work in rural Cambodia with disenfranchised communities who do not have access to post-primary education. We use ethnography to build the learning community, and to identify local needs and wants. I'd love to hear from…"
The Grassroots Development Topical Interest Group (GDTIG) provides opportunities for practitioners to share experiences, insights, strategies and resources important to our work with often marginalized communities, individuals and groups. The GDTIG meets annually at the SfAA conference and participates by presenting papers, and holding open discussions. This year, we have joined the SfAA Community Network to keep our dialogue going, and invite you to join if you have similar interests in…See More
Over the past 40 years I've amassed a wealth of experience across diverse human relational disciplines -- education, schooling, social welfare, medical research and practitioner, health and wellness researcher and practitioner... Forty years of work in the world with primarily disenfranchised communities has developed into a special niche of practice: activist anthropology in developing communities to advance the cause of social justice and human rights, based upon the belief that "education is freedom" and each individual has the sovereign right to determine their own destiny and place in society.