Tibetan Supplemental Schools: Reassessing the Global Spread of Schooling

Fall 2017 Grant Recipient

Graduate Student

Andrew Frankel (Curry: Education Leadership, Policy, and Foundations) This project explores the implications of the Education Revolution - i.e. global spread of mass formal education and the meanings it creates - among an ethnic group whose values and knowledges are minoritized in and by national school systems. I use an ethnographic application of Burawoy's Extended Case Method to analyze local responses to global and national educational structuration by exploring the growing culture of extracurricular education in Amdo Tibetan areas in Qinghai, China. Situated in the field of Comparative and International Education, my project seeks to critically reconstruct the neoinstitutional thesis of a "surprisingly consensual" adoption of formal schooling's forms and meanings.