Journal of East China Normal University(Educationa ›› 2015, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (1): 118-124.

• Educational History(教育史) • Previous Articles    

The Frontiers and Evolution of International Researches on Educational Anthropology (1965-2013)

GAN Yong tao   

  1. The School of Education, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
  • Online:2015-04-24 Published:2015-05-12
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Abstract: Since the 1960s, educational anthropology has made great progress worldwide, with a rapidly expanding research community, more diversified research methods, a large number of research findings and gradually extending research fields. Using Web of Science as data source, this article analyzes the knowledge mapping of 5316 articles published between 1965 and 2013 in educational anthropology. The analysis shows that the number of published articles related to the educational anthropology is growing rapidly; the distribution of the authors is dispersed; core authors have not yet been wellestablished.Besides, the uneven distribution of both the institutions and journals is relatively aggregated and highly dispersed. The hot topics and frontier researches in educational anthropology change with the times. The themes of the related frontier research can be classified into three groups: study on the evaluation, on the purpose and on the effectiveness of the implementation of educational anthropology. According to the characteristics of the evolution of educational anthropology, the knowledge base of education as a discipline has gradually shaped and become mature in the 1990s. In addition, researches on educational equity and some educational anthropology researches from the perspective of specific culture have become the knowledge base of educational anthropology at different times.

Key words: scientific knowledge mapping, research frontier, literature