Bernstein's sociology of knowledge and education(al) studies

Hordern, J (2017) 'Bernstein's sociology of knowledge and education(al) studies.' In: Whitty, G and Furlong, J, eds. Knowledge and the study of education: an international exploration. Symposium, Didcot, pp. 191-210. ISBN 9781873927977

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This chapter provides an overview of some key concepts in Basil Bernstein’s sociology of knowledge and their development and use by other authors working in related traditions. These concepts are then used to discuss disciplinary structures and the organisation of education(al) studies, with particular reference to the UK context. Bernstein’s work allows for a nuanced characterisation of education(al) studies in its varied forms, while acknowledging the influence of other disciplines, of prevalent notions of professionalism, and of conceptions of educational practice.

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Part of the 'Oxford Studies in Comparative Education' series.

Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: School of Education
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2017 10:37
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:46
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