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    Social Realism, Knowledge and the Sociology of Education: Coalitions of the Mind (Paperback) Edited by Rob Moore, Edited by Karl Maton, Contributions by John Beck, Contributions by Karl Maton, Contributions by Rob Moore, Contributions by Johan Muller, Contributions by Leesa Wheelahan, Contributions by Michael F. D. Young

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    DescriptionThis key volume is both timely and important in bringing together for the first time seminal papers and new material to examine an increasingly influential school of thought: realist sociology of education that places knowledge at its heart. 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.

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    Social Realism, Knowledge and the Sociology of Education
    Coalitions of the Mind
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Rob Moore, Edited by Karl Maton, Contributions by John Beck, Contributions by Karl Maton, Contributions by Rob Moore, Contributions by Johan Muller, Contributions by Leesa Wheelahan, Contributions by Michael F. D. Young
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9781441138507
    ISBN 10: 1441138501

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27230
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    BIC subject category V2: JFCA, JNA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    B&T General Subject: 340
    BISAC V2.8: EDU036000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JHB
    BISAC V2.8: EDU040000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 306.43
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: LC191 .S6565 2010
    DC23: 306.43
    Thema V1.0: JNA, JBCC1, JHB
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    05 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Rob Moore is Senior Lecturer in Sociology of Education in the Faculty of Education, Fellow of Homerton College, and College Reader in Sociology of Education at the University of Cambridge, UK. Karl Maton is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Sydney, Australia.
    Review quote
    The centrality of knowledge to the sociology of education may seem obvious, but its importance has been neglected for the best part of thirty years. This book makes a persuasive case for reinstating knowledge at the heart of our field.' Geoff Whitt', Director of the Institute of Education and Professor of Education, University of London, U.K 'This book advances debates in education about the nature of knowledge and the curriculum consolidating the position of social realism. A developed social realism has been a long time in the making but now must count as the most powerful critique of relativism and social constructionism in the field: its arguments cannot be ignored.' Hugh Lauder, Professor of Education and Political Economy, University, of Bath, UK 'Social Realism, Knowledge and the Sociology of Education offers debates about schooling, teacher training, and educational equity beyond post theories such as post-structuralism and post modernism. Such theoretical work is crucial to current educational debates across the globe. 'Park Singh, Professor of Education and Dean of the Graduate Research School, Griffith University, Australia
    Table of contents
    Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Coalitions of the Mind; Chapter 1: Reconceptualizing Knowledge and the Curriculum in the Sociology of Education; Rob Moore and Michael Young; Chapter 2: Analyzing Knowledge Claims and Practices: Languages of Legitimation; Karl Maton; Chapter 3: 'Voice Discourse' and the Problem of Knowledge and Identity; Rob Moore and Johan Muller; Chapter 4: Promoting Official Pedagogic Identities: The Sacred and the Profane; John Beck; Chapter 5: Competency-based Training, Powerful Knowledge and the Working Class; Leesa VVheelahan; Chapter 6: Knowledge and Truth in the Sociology of Education; Michael Young and Johan Muller; Chapter 7: Knowledge Structures and the Canon: A Preference for Judgements; Rob Moore; Chapter 8: Canons and Progress in the Arts and Humanities: Knowers and Gazes; Karl Maton; References.