Understanding Anthropology history can be as important as understanding human beings and how he has been developing his civilization, and of course, in this way it is necessary to understand what role education has played in this development. Undoubtedly, history, biology and mental sciences have been quite important in the pursuit of understanding mankind evolution and all these knowledge areas have suffered a process that education has registered step by step; in this way, teachers and educators have been an essential part of this evolution.
However, it's easy to fall in prejudices which maybe we wouldn't understand as such. For instance, it was quite interesting to see how our point of development is the rule in which we can measure how cultures and civilization has advance. But is this practical? Historically, humans have been discovering things that refute (and maybe ridicule) old beliefs; in this way, why should we think the way we do and think the world is the “one”? In this order of ideas, education must prepare the learners of all ages, to be open-minded, creative and tolerant, and in this way, they could be prepared for face the world and its new tendencies, and specially, to create and use new knowledge.
Other very interesting point here is to understand that there are some human aspects which have been defining the world conception of humanity, these are the religion and economics, mainly and, nowadays, we can evidence a tendency to avoid religion in many different social aspects in the society. It is true that secular States should be apart from these religion theories in terms of taking decisions or making changes in public policies, but, I think, it’s necessary indeed to understand human beings since (or passing by) this aspect who has make all kind of changes and evolution. That’s why, I Think, it’s very important to develop, not only the exact sciences but also the spiritual side; not according with a particular belief, but recognizing the important of all the beliefs and, of course, its incidence in human evolution.
According to the linguistic aspect of Anthropology, we can see that this has been a very important aspect to understand how anthropology has classified human groups or understood how a person belonging to a specific group is also an individual different from their partners, but similar in terms of social behavior. In this aspect, I can conclude that Second Language learners must know the target native language community, because to take a language apart from its speakers is a mistake, maybe similar to take a fish out of water to understand how it lives. But according to these ideas, I guess that there are some aspects that could bring Chomsky and Skinner’s ideas about languages: first, human development I quite similar in different cultures with different stages of “civilization”, what suggests that there’s an innate ability to “learn to speak”; and on the other hand, there are specific aspects recognized as “learnt from the group” in which it can be seen some imitated costumes. Of course, it is just a reflection that needs to be prepared, studied, proved and, why not, refuted.