Toolkits, Translation Devices and Conceptual Accounts

Toolkits, Translation Devices and Conceptual Accounts

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For over four decades, Basil Bernstein researched the internal organisation and educational context of the school' specifically, and educational systems generally. In particular, he was interested in the powerful forms of knowledge transmitted through schooling systems; who gained access to these forms of knowledge; how they did so; and with what consequences. His research began by examining the differences between language and communication patterns in the institutions of the home/family and of the school, and extended to examining the structuring of pedagogic discourse from the level of the state to the classroom. This collection brings together chapters by researchers from South Africa, Portugal, the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia, to build on the theoretical concepts developed by Bernstein to explore issues of access and acquisition to school knowledge. In addition, contributors explore the strengths and limitations of Bernstein's work for understanding the structuring of educational institutions, as well as the potential of the theory for assisting educators to make a difference in the lives of students.Essays on Basil Bernsteina#39;s Sociology of Knowledge Parlo Singh, Alan R. Sadovnik, Susan F. Semel. health psychology and sport. In the United Kingdom a GCSE in PE that integrates personal, practical and scientific knowledge has been available since the early 1990s. ... Kirk argues that sport draws on a discursive association with institutional (male) heterosexual- ity for its legitimacy and that thisanbsp;...

Title:Toolkits, Translation Devices and Conceptual Accounts
Author:Parlo Singh, Alan R. Sadovnik, Susan F. Semel
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2010


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