In 2002 and 2003 graduate students enrolled in my anthropology methods course conducted a series of research projects on public education. At the core of these projects was a concern with the impact of changes in legislation and funding on the K-12 public education system in the lowermainland, specifically Vancouver. These five reports document a range of situations from the nature of media coverage of education issues through to the impact on inner city schools of the withdrawal of funding that has beset public schools since 2001.
Project Reports from 2003
EXTRA! EXTRA! Public Education Chokes on Cup of Campbell’s Soup (media representation of education). Download file
Keeping it Together: Challenges for Inner City Education in Vancouver. Download file
Project Reports from 2002
Clark and Campbell Sitting in a Tree, C-U-T-T-I-N-G. Download file
Effects of the Wrecking Crew: Maintaining the House of Education in Vancouver’s Inner-City. Download file
Cents and Sensibility: The State of Special Education in Vancouver. Download file