Pedagogy, Symbolic Control and Identity

Pedagogy, Symbolic Control and Identity : Theory, Research, Critique

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Since the 1960s, Bernstein's work has been concerned with sociological explorations of the relationship between language, social class and education. This volume develops further the analysis of pedagogic discourse initiated in Bernstein's book "Class, Codes and Control". Here he analyses power and control in educational institutions and provides a theoretical model for how the social structures in classrooms and other cultural institutions are involved in the discourse formation of consciousness and identity, social commitments and everyday social interaction. He also provides examples of the pedagogic institutions from different cultures.
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 20.32mm | 181.44g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748403728
  • 9780748403721

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Part 1 Towards a sociological theory of pedagogy: pedagogic codes and their modalities of practice; the pedagogic device; pedagogizing knowledge - studies in recontextualising; thoughts on the trivium and quadrivium - the divorce of knowledge from the owner. Part 2 Theory and research: codes and research; research and languages of description. Part 3 Critique and response: sociolinguistics - a personal view; Edwards and his language codes; A.D. EDwards - reply to Basil Bernstein; discourses, knowledge structures and fields - some arbitary considerations; codes and their positioning - a case study in misrecognition.
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