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Anthropology in Education Task Force (AETF) (inactive)

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Duration of Task Force was 3.5 years. The AETF term officially began in November 2010, with an originally scheduled completion date of December 2014. The EB granted an extension through May 2014.  So, the total length of term was November 2010-May 2014 (we were well underway before June 2011, the starting date currently listed on the website).  

Committee Charge

Duration of Committee

3 years (June 2011 - May 2014)

Committee Reports to

The Executive Board

Membership and Appointment

Contact Information

2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 1301, Arlington, VA 22201, (o) 703/528-1902, ext 1160, (f) 703/528-3546.

Committee Links

In 2013, the Task Force contributed an anthropology curriculum appendix to the National Council for Social Studies' College Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for State Social Studies.

The Task Force report has set a high bar for AAA's aspirations. Our enhanced presence in K-14 education and museums will contribute to global citizenship and civic engagement; it will also assure a vibrant and transformative future for our discipline. The Task Force report was accepted by the Executive Board, and its findings fit well with parallel discussions about how best to strengthen our outreach and engagement with the general public. In its charge, no limits were placed on the Task Force's recommendations, but when the reality of budgets, staffing, and a finite number of hours in the day intersects with these recommendations, AAA must be strategic in how we move forward. Through our public education initiatives, our activities in support of teaching and learning, and our public affairs transformation (including an overhauled web presence) over the next 1-2 years, AAA will conceptualize, plan, and build a strong education and outreach presence within the organization, strengthen our collaborations with relevant organizations to better incorporate anthropology into social studies and other curricular frameworks, and actively seek opportunities to engage museum education, public television, and other educational platforms outside of schools.


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