Author Wheelahan, Leesa, author
Title Why knowledge matters in curriculum : a social realist argument / Leesa Wheelahan
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2010
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  375.006 W5609 2010    AVAILABLE  -  30500101373788
Descript xiii, 191 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series New studies in critical realism and education
New studies in critical realism and education
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction : what should we teach? -- A Bernsteinian analysis of knowledge and the implications for curriculum -- Evaluation and critique : a modified Bernsteinian basis for curriculum -- What does commitment to realism mean for curriculum? -- The role of the disciplines incurriculum : a critical realist analysis -- How knowledge was dethroned in society and displaced in curriculum -- The crisis of curriculum -- The appropriation of constructivism by instrumentalism : the case of competency-based training -- Conclusion : what type of curriculum do we need? The social realist alternative
This study uses the sociology of Basil Bernstein and the philosophy of critical realism as complementary modes of theorising to extend and develop social realist arguments about the role of knowledge in curriculum, and to elaborate social realism's critique of constructivism, technical-instrumentalism and neo-conservatism
Link Online version: Wheelahan, Leesa. Why knowledge matters in curriculum. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2010 (OCoLC)760787231
Subject Bernstein, Basil B
Critical pedagogy
Critical realism
Curriculum change