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Title Knowledge and the future of the curriculum [electronic resource] ; international studies in social realism / Edited by Brian Barrett, Elizabeth Rata.

Published Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.


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Physical description 224 p. : 6 figures, 6.
Series Palgrave studies in excellence and equity in global education
Notes Electronic book text.
Epublication based on: 9781137429254.
Contents 1. Introduction: Knowledge and the Future of the Curriculum-- Elizabeth Rata and Brian Barrett 2. Social Realism and the Problem of the Problem of Knowledge in the Sociology of Education-- Rob Moore 3. On the Powers of Powerful Knowledge-- Michael Young and Johan Muller 4. Powerful Knowledge, Esoteric Knowledge, Curriculum Knowledge-- John Beck 5. Knowledge and Democracy: The Strife of the Dialectic-- Elizabeth Rata 6. Risky Business: The Marginalisation of Knowledge in American Education Reform since A Nation at Risk-- Brian Barrett 7. The Missing 'Voice' of Knowledge in Knowledge and Skills-- Chris Corbel 8. Pathways to Powerful Knowledge: A Case for Music's 'Voice'-- Graham McPhail 9. 'Neither Existence nor Future': The Social Realist Challenge to School Geography-- John Morgan 10. Powerful Knowledge in History: Disciplinary Strength or Weakened Episteme?-- Barbara Ormond 11. Sequencing Rules as a Condition of Knowledge Structure-- Jeanne Gamble 12. Building Knowledge: The Significance of Semantic Waves-- Karl Maton 13. Practical Knowledge of Teaching: What Counts?-- Yael Shalem and Lynn Slonimsky.
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Summary This collection explores why powerful knowledge matters for social justice and discusses its implications for curriculum and pedagogy. The contributors argue that the purpose of education is to provide all students with access to powerful knowledge so that they acquire the means to move beyond their experiences and enhance their lives. Knowledge and the Future of the Curriculum: International Studies in Social Realism is about the central purpose of schooling - to provide students with equitable access to powerful curriculum knowledge that is ultimately capable of taking them beyond their experiences. This collection presents a social realist understanding of the role of knowledge as a progressive option in support of social and educational justice. It moves beyond mere critique by offering a rationale for determining what should be taught and how it should be taught. It is an account justified by a theory of knowledge that acknowledges both its social location and its emergent and objective properties. Each chapter argues in creative and innovative ways for a curriculum and pedagogy that will enable all students to access powerful knowledge.
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History notes Brian Barrett is an Associate Professor in the Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, School of Education, State University of New York College at Cortland, USA. He also serves as Graduate Research Coordinator for Cortland's Urban Recruitment of Educators (C.U.R.E.). Elizabeth Rata is Associate Professor in the School of Critical Studies at the Faculty of Education, The University of Auckland, New Zealand where she is the Director of the Knowledge and Education Research Unit (KERU). She is a Fulbright Scholar and the author of A Political Economy of Neotribal Capitalism and The Politics of Knowledge in Education.
Other author Barrett, Brian.
Rata, Elizabeth.
Subject Educational sociology.
Curriculum planning.
Knowledge, Theory of.
Moral & social purpose of education.
Social theory.
Curriculum planning & development.
History of education.
Social theory.
Curriculum planning & development.
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