Month: June 2021

The Boys State experience: A week of policy making and education bills

Boys State is a week-long program held by the American Legion Auxiliary for rising seniors across all 50 states. What does the program do? Boys State is a youth government program, which replicates a state’s legal and governmental system (I was in California’s Boys State). The students selected for the program get elected to …

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Cultural differences in approach to education

In this post, I would like to explore how different cultures approach education and whether that could be a factor in explaining Digital Divide. Effective learning involves both engagement and how information is processed. Culture impacts both and is a potential reason for different performance across cultural groups. Cultural background affects a student’s approach …

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Are culture and education inseparable twins?

In my last blog, Anthropological theories surrounding education, I wrote about two anthropological theories that describe individual behavior at school and how culture affects a student’s approach to education. In this blog, I write more about how culture and education are intertwined, and how that relationship (among other factors) could lead to the Digital …

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