Knowledge and Pedagogy: The Sociology of Basil Bernstein

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995 - Education - 440 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Basil Bernsteins Theory of Pedagogic Practice A Structuralist Approach
3
Bernstein Durkheim and the British Sociology of Education
39
Education Culture and Class Power Basil Bernstein and the NeoMarxist Sociology of Education
59
From Structuralism to Discourse Bernsteins Structuralism
83
Connecting the Macro and the Micro Perspectives The Significance of Meaning
97
Bernstein A Jewish Misreading
111
Language and the Theory of Codes
127
Applications and Distortions of Basil Bernsteins Code Theory
145
Popular Media Socialization and Speech Codes in Education The MediaSchooling Couplet
259
Knowledge for Powers Sake Bernsteins Theoretical Contributions to the Study of Elite Education
281
Bernsteins Theory of Educational Codes and Feminist Theories of Education A Personal View
297
Bernstein and the Analysis of Gender Inequality Considerations and Applications
323
Basil Bernsteins Theory of Pedagogic Practice and the History of American Progressive Education Three Case Studies
337
A Genesis and Genealogy of British Curriculum Studies
359
What Price Victory? Myths Rituals Athletics and teh Dilemma of Schooling
371
A Response
385

On Social Conditions for Semiotic Mediation The Genesis of Mind in Society
171
Code Theory and Pedagogic Subject
197
The Neglect of the Educational System by Bernstein
211
Decoding School Reform Bernsteins MarketOriented Pedagogy and Postmodern Power
237

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