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Sociology and School Knowledge

Sociology and School Knowledge

Curriculum Theory, Research, and Politics

  • Author: Geoff Whitty
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0416369707
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 207
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'With admirable clarity, Mrs Peters sums up what determines competence in spelling and the traditional and new approaches to its teaching.' -Times Literary Supplement

Social Realism, Knowledge and the Sociology of Education

Social Realism, Knowledge and the Sociology of Education

Coalitions of the Mind

  • Author: Karl Maton,Rob Moore
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441161082
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 208
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This volume covers issues in the sociology of knowledge, the educational system and policy, professional autonomy, vocational education, educational research and teaching, as well as the nature of such disciplines as cultural studies, English, science and the arts. The chapters also directly address the nature of sociology of education itself.The realist position developed in the book challenges two major currents of thought that have for a long time been prominent and influential in sociology and education: postmodernism and progressivism/constructivism. This well-edited collection of papers is provocative and original in that it represents a sustained, collective critique that offers a genuine alternative to these current orthodoxies.

Curriculum and the Specialization of Knowledge

Curriculum and the Specialization of Knowledge

Studies in the sociology of education

  • Author: Michael Young,Johan Muller
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131760041X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 252
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This book presents a new way for educators at all levels - from early years to university - to think about curriculum priorities. It focuses on the curriculum as a form of specialised knowledge, optimally designed to enable students to gain access to the best knowledge available in any field. Papers jointly written by the authors over the last eight years are revised for this volume. It draws on the sociology of knowledge and in particular the work of Emile Durkheim and Basil Bernstein, opening up the possibilities for collaborative inter-disciplinary enquiry with historians, philosophers and psychologists. Although primarily directed to researchers, university teachers and graduate students, its arguments about specialised knowledge have profound implications for policy makers.

Knowledge, Power and Educational Reform

Knowledge, Power and Educational Reform

Applying the Sociology of Basil Bernstein

  • Author: Rob Moore,Madeleine Arnot,John Beck,Harry Daniels
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134181825
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 264
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This book is made up of a selection of writings from an international team of scholars, highlighting the contribution made to the field of educational policy and educational policy research by Basil Bernstein's work on the sociology of pedagogy. These contributors explore, analyse and engage with contemporary political reforms of education, contemporary pedagogic debates and the changing nature of professional knowledge, relationships and structures. The subjects covered include: particular concepts such as voice research the significance of social class in relation to the language, schooling and home cultures differences between official and pedagogic recontextualising fields formation of different types of identities the construction of the learner formation of teacher identities and use of pedagogic discourses analysis of performance-based educational reforms and its impact on pedagogy.

Ideology, Curriculum, and the New Sociology of Education

Ideology, Curriculum, and the New Sociology of Education

Revisiting the Work of Michael Apple

  • Author: Lois Weis,Greg Dimitriadis,Cameron McCarthy
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136284230
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 282
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For more than three decades Michael Apple has sought to uncover and articulate the connections among knowledge, teaching and power in education. Beginning with Ideology and Curriculum (1979), Apple moved to understand the relationship between and among the economy, political and cultural power in society on the one hand "and the ways in which education is thought about, organized and evaluated" on the other. This edited collection invites several of the world's leading education scholars to reflect on the relationships between education and power and the continued impact of Apple's scholarship. Like Apple's work itself, the essays will span a range of disciplines and inequalities; emancipatory educational practices; and the linkage between the economy and race, class and gender formation in relation to schools.

Knowledge and Knowers

Knowledge and Knowers

Towards a realist sociology of education

  • Author: Karl Maton
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134019637
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 256
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We live in ‘knowledge societies’ and work in ‘knowledge economies’, but accounts of social change treat knowledge as homogeneous and neutral. While knowledge should be central to educational research, it focuses on processes of knowing and condemns studies of knowledge as essentialist. This book unfolds a sophisticated theoretical framework for analysing knowledge practices: Legitimation Code Theory or ‘LCT’. By extending and integrating the influential approaches of Pierre Bourdieu and Basil Bernstein, LCT offers a practical means for overcoming knowledge-blindness without succumbing to essentialism or relativism. Through detailed studies of pressing issues in education, the book sets out the multi-dimensional conceptual toolkit of LCT and shows how it can be used in research. Chapters introduce concepts by exploring topics across the disciplinary and institutional maps of education: -how to enable cumulative learning at school and university -the unfounded popularity of ‘student-centred learning’ and constructivism -the rise and demise of British cultural studies in higher education -the positive role of canons -proclaimed ‘revolutions’ in social science -the ‘two cultures’ debate between science and humanities -how to build cumulative knowledge in research -the unpopularity of school Music -how current debates in economics and physics are creating major schisms in those fields. LCT is a rapidly growing approach to the study of education, knowledge and practice, and this landmark book is the first to systematically set out key aspects of this theory. It offers an explanatory framework for empirical research, applicable to a wide range of practices and social fields, and will be essential reading for all serious students and scholars of education and sociology.

Neoliberalism and the Global Restructuring of Knowledge and Education

Neoliberalism and the Global Restructuring of Knowledge and Education

  • Author: Steven C. Ward
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136479201
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 266
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This book examines the influence of neoliberal ideas and practices on the way knowledge has been conceptualized, produced, and disseminated over the last few decades at different levels of public education and in various national contexts around the world.

Schools and Society

Schools and Society

A Sociological Approach to Education

  • Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine,Joan Z. Spade
  • Publisher: Pine Forge Press
  • ISBN: 1412979242
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 538
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Offering a wide array of theoretical perspectives and methods, a broad range of resources, and both classic and contemporary studies, this fully updated Fourth Edition uses the open systems approach to provide readers with a framework for understanding and analyzing the book’s disparate topics. Edited by Jeanne H. Ballantine and Joan Z. Spade, both of whom actively teach Sociology of Education courses, this text includes dozens of readable articles that illustrate major concepts and theoretical perspectives in the field.

Knowledge and Pedagogy

Knowledge and Pedagogy

The Sociology of Basil Bernstein

  • Author: Alan R. Sadovnik
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781567501117
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 440
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Thematically organized around the major concerns of Basil Bernstein's work as a sociologist, this book includes chapters from some of the leading sociologists and educational scholars. Each section attempts to provide a critical evaluation of Bernstein's work, framed within four interrelated contexts: his sociological theory, sociology of language and code theory, sociology of education and social reproduction, and the influence of his sociology on educational research. In a separate section, Bernstein himself responds to the earlier chapters. The book examines Bernstein's sociology of schools in relation to his general sociological theory and in doing so demonstrates that sociology is an essential lens for understanding the structure and processes of schooling. It also provides a critical evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of Bernstein's work, as well as a correction to current work in education, which eschews theory in favor of practicality.

Bringing Knowledge Back In

Bringing Knowledge Back In

From Social Constructivism to Social Realism in the Sociology of Education

  • Author: Michael Young
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134357591
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 272
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'This book tackles some of the most important educational questions of the day... It is rare to find a book on education which is theoretically sophisticated and practically relevant: this book is.' From the Foreword by Hugh Lauder What is it in the twenty-first century that we want young people, and adults returning to study, to know? What is it about the kind of knowledge that people can acquire at school, college or university that distinguishes it from the knowledge that people acquire in their everyday lives everyday lives, at work, and in their families? Bringing Knowledge Back In draws on recent developments in the sociology of knowledge to propose answers to these key, but often overlooked, educational questions. Michael Young traces the changes in his own thinking about the question of knowledge in education since his earlier books Knowledge and Control and The Curriculum of the Future. He argues for the continuing relevance of the writings of Durkheim and Vygotsky and the unique importance of Basil Bernstein’s often under-appreciated work. He illustrates the importance of questions about knowledge by investigating the dilemmas faced by researchers and policy makers in a range of fields. He also considers the broader issue of the role of sociologists in relation to educational policy in the context of increasingly interventionist governments. In so doing, the book: provides conceptual tools for people to think and debate about knowledge and education in new ways provides clear expositions of difficult ideas at the interface of epistemology and the sociology of knowledge makes explicit links between theoretical issues and practical /policy questions offers a clear focus for the future development of the sociology of education as a key field within educational studies. This compelling and provocative book will be essential reading for anyone involved in research and debates about the curriculum as well as those with a specific interest in the sociology of education.

Knowledge and the Future School

Knowledge and the Future School

Curriculum and Social Justice

  • Author: Michael Young,David Lambert,Carolyn Roberts,Martin Roberts
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472534549
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 160
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Written at a time of uncertainty about the implications of the English government's curriculum policies, Knowledge and the Future School engages with the debate between the government and large sections of the educational community. It provides a forward-looking framework for head teachers, their staff and those involved in training teachers to use when developing the curriculum of individual schools in the context of a national curriculum. While explaining recent ideas in the sociology of educational knowledge, the authors draw on Michael Young's earlier research with Johan Muller to distinguish three models of the curriculum in terms of their assumptions about knowledge, referred to in this book as Future 1, Future 2 and Future 3. They link Future 3 to the idea of 'powerful knowledge' for all pupils as a curriculum principle for any school, arguing that the question of knowledge is intimately linked to the issue of social justice and that access to 'powerful knowledge' is a necessary component of the education of all pupils. Knowledge and the Future School offers a new way of thinking about the problems that head teachers, their staff and curriculum designers face. In charting a course for schools that goes beyond current debates, it also provides a perspective that policy makers should not avoid.

Academic Distinctions

Academic Distinctions

Theory and Methodology in the Sociology of School Knowledge

  • Author: James G. Ladwig
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134953283
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 208
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Academic Distinctions is the most sustained and rigorous critique of radical sociology of school knowledge and its major figures to date. Using a variety of theoretical lenses to analyze and reconstitute the field--structuralist, poststructuralist and feminist--James Ladwig documents how the so-called "new sociologists of education" lost their theoretical way and failed to realize their educational goals.

Sociology and Music Education

Sociology and Music Education

  • Author: Ruth Wright
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 9780754668015
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 299
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Sociology and Music Education addresses a pressing need to provide a sociological foundation for understanding music education. The music education community, academic and professional, has become increasingly aware of the need to locate the issues facing music educators within a broader sociological context. This is required both as a means to deeper understanding of the issues themselves and as a means to raising professional consciousness of the macro issues of power and politics by which education is often constrained. The book outlines some introductory concepts in sociology and music education and then draws together seminal theoretical insights with examples from practice with innovative applications of sociological theory to the field of music education. The book concludes with an Afterword by Christopher Small.

Knowledge, Education, and Cultural Change

Knowledge, Education, and Cultural Change

Papers in the Sociology of Education

  • Author: Richard Brown
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351018124
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 420
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Originally published in 1973 Knowledge, Education and Cultural Change surveys the present state of the field of the sociology of education. The book addresses the claim that much of the research in the sociology of education should be extended to issues of wider theoretical significance, the book provides theoretically informed analysis of situations or processes, developing new theoretical perspectives and concepts. The papers also reflect the appropriate theoretical framework for the sociology of education. Underpinning this framework, it looks at the importance of social stratification, arguing that too much work in the sociology of education is carried out using oversimplified models.

A Political Sociology of Educational Reform

A Political Sociology of Educational Reform

Power/knowledge in Teaching, Teacher Education, and Research

  • Author: Thomas S. Popkewitz
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780807730904
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 289
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The author investigates the discourse of contemporary educational reform using a thematic perspective (rather than a chronological one) of 19th- and 20th-century history. The book begins with an examination of the central conceptual and historical issues in the study of educational change.

Handbook of the Sociology of Education

Handbook of the Sociology of Education

  • Author: Maureen T. Hallinan
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0387364242
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 588
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This wide-ranging handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the field of education as viewed from a sociological perspective. Experts in the area present theoretical and empirical research on major educational issues and analyze the social processes that govern schooling, and the role of schools in and their impact on contemporary society. A major reference work for social scientists who want an overview of the field, graduate students, and educators.

School Knowledge for the Masses

School Knowledge for the Masses

World Models and National Primary Curricular Categories in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: John W. Meyer,David Kamens,Aaron Benavot
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351846094
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 220
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First published in 1992, this book presents unique quantitative data on the content coverage of primary education in a large number of countries since 1920. It demonstrates that these curricular outlines tend to be surprisingly similar across very disparate countries, and suggests the world processes that produced this result. Specifically, the study shows that the contemporary primary curriculum dates from changes in the late nineteenth century; that there has been a general shift towards a ‘social studies’ subject; that instruction in mathematics and sciences has tended to expand; that there have been substantial increases in foreign language instruction (and changes in the languages taught); and that instruction in the arts and physical education come to the standard world education model much later than other subjects. This work will be of particular interest to those studying primary curriculum, international education and the sociology of education.

Teaching Sociology Successfully

Teaching Sociology Successfully

A Practical Guide to Planning and Delivering Outstanding Lessons

  • Author: Andrew B. Jones
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317279638
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 194
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Teaching Sociology Successfully is a comprehensive guide to teaching, learning and delivering sociology, not only with success but with confidence. Carefully combing insightful anecdotes and practical ideas with key theoretical concepts on planning, learning styles and assessment, this book is an essential tool for both new and experienced teachers of sociology. Each chapter focuses on a particular aspect of the teaching and learning process – from preparing to teach the subject for the first time to measuring student progress over time – in an approachable yet rigorous way. This practical guide will help you to: improve your knowledge of specifications and syllabuses at GCSE and AS/A Level; provide the best pedagogic approaches for teaching sociology; think about learning styles, skills and capacities in relation to teaching sociology; gain practical ideas and activities for improving student’s argumentation, evaluation and essay writing skills; apply strategies for teaching abstract sociological theories and concepts; make the teaching of research methods engaging and interesting; deal with practical issues such as planning and assessing learning; encourage students’ independent learning and revision; connect ICT, social networking websites and the mass media to further students’ sociological knowledge; tackle the thorny issues of politics and controversial topics. Drawing on the author’s own experiences, Teaching Sociology Successfully helps readers to identify, unpack and negotiate challenges common to those teaching sociology. Complete with a variety of pedagogical resources, it provides tasks and further reading to support CPD and reflective practice. This book will be an invaluable tool for students on PGCE social science training courses, as well as School Direct candidates and undergraduates studying BEds in similar fields.

First Contact

First Contact

Teaching and Learning in Introductory Sociology

  • Author: Nancy A. Greenwood,Jay R. Howard
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 1442212381
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 180
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A Sociology of Special and Inclusive Education

A Sociology of Special and Inclusive Education

Exploring the manufacture of inability

  • Author: Sally Tomlinson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317294394
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 196
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A Sociology of Special and Inclusive Education brings sociological perspectives to bear on the social, political and economic policies and practices that comprise special and inclusive education, and the education of lower attainers. Increasingly governments have accepted the premise that education should incorporate all social and ethnic groups, especially those regarded as having special educational needs, disabilities and difficulties in learning, but despite a plethora of literature on special and inclusive education world-wide, governments are still unsure of the reasons for this sector’s expansion in their national education systems. Professor Tomlinson applies critical sociological perspectives to the social processes, policies and practices that comprise special and inclusive education, particularly in England and the USA. She clearly examines the way in which people or groups exercise power and influence to shape this area of education, and discusses the conflicts of interest that arise in resulting social interactions and relationships. Key questions asked include: Why and how has a whole sector of education dealing with young people regarded as having learning difficulties, low attainments, behaviour problems or disabilities developed? How have special education programmes and resources become subsumed into variations of inclusive education? Why have ideological beliefs in hierarchies of ability, limits to learning potential and IQ as measurement continued to legitimate the treatment of young people? What happens to young people after their special, included or lower attainers' programmes, in terms of work and life chances? A Sociology of Special and Inclusive Education will be of interest to a wide range of educators, professionals, practitioners and policy-makers concerned with special, inclusive and vocational education, in addition to undergraduate, post-graduate and research students and academics.