Class Culture And The Curriculum
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📒Class Culture And The Curriculum ✍ Denis Lawton
✏Class Culture and the Curriculum Book Summary : It is often argued that education is concerned with the transmission of middle-class values and that this explains the relative educational failure of the working class. Consequently, distinctive culture needs a different kind of education. This volume examines this claim and the wider question of culture in British society. It analyses cultural differences from a social historical viewpoint and considers the views of those applying the sociology of knowledge to educational problems. The author recognizes the pervasive sub-cultural differences in British society but maintains that education should ideally transmit knowledge which is relatively class-free. Curriculum is defined as a selection from the culture of a society and this selection should be appropriate for all children. The proposed solution is a common culture curriculum and the author discusses three schools which are attempting to put the theory of such curriculum into practice. This study is an incisive analysis of the relationships between class, education and culture and also a clear exposition of the issues and pressures in developing a common culture curriculum.
📒Class Culture And Education Rle Edu L ✍ Harold Entwistle
✏Class Culture and Education RLE Edu L Book Summary : This book examines the concepts of equality, class, culture, work and leisure and explores their interrelationship through the discussion of some current problems, especially the problems posed for schools for the ‘culturally deprived.’ The debate about differential provision of schooling for different social groups is taken up through examination of the assumption that schools are middle-class institutions, and the claims and counter claims about the possibility of there being a common culture as the basis for a common curriculum in comprehensive schools. The concept of culture and, especially the meaning of working-class culture receives examination in this context as well as the thesis that any sub-culture constitutes an adequate or valid way of life.
📒Class Culture And Curriculum ✍ Lawrence Angus
✏Class Culture and Curriculum Book Summary : This monograph presents a fictionalized case study of a real Catholic school in Australian society, Christian Brothers College (C.B.C.), which illustrates the manner in which "forces" for both continuity and change are negotiated at C.B.C. After a brief introduction, the volume opens with four thematic papers by separate authors, followed by an extensive ethnographic study of the C.B.C. situation. The four papers are as follows: (1) "Christian Brothers College: A View from Overseas," by Louis M. Smith; (2) "Continuity and Change in the Brothers' Educational Mission," by Lawrence Angus; (3) "Cultural Reproduction of the Labor Market: Work Experience at C.B.C.," by Peter Watkins; and (4) "Reproduction and Contestation: Class, Religion, Gender, and Control at Christian Brothers College," by Richard J. Bates. The subsequent ethnographic study first identifies three main themes: C.B.C. and religious education; administration, authority relations, and pupil control; and education and social mobility. Subsequent topics, analyzed in depth, include reproduction and transformation at C.B.C., social mobility, C.B.C. schooling and access to the job market, C.B.C. and the competitive academic curriculum, the hegemonic curriculum and cultural politics, individual autonomy within institutional control, authority and autonomy at C.B.C., and confronting the future. An annotated bibliography is included. (TE)
📒The Challenge For The Comprehensive School ✍ David Hargreaves
✏The Challenge For the Comprehensive School Book Summary : By 1982 the ambitious claims made for newly established comprehensive schools were being put to the test. How effectively does the comprehensive meet the needs of all young people? Do urban, working-class students enjoy more success than in the secondary modern schools? Are they more engaged in their learning with higher self-esteem? This volume discusses these questions and examines issues of social mobility and cohesion, curriculum, the balance between academic and vocational education, the place of exams in the educational system and the influence of independent schools. The author asks whether a more decentralised system of self-governing schools improve the education service – a timely question which along with the other issues examined is as relevant and challenging today as when the book was originally published in 1982.
📒Rethinking Curriculum Studies ✍ Martin Lawn
✏Rethinking Curriculum Studies Book Summary : This book reappraises the British and American experience in curriculum studies, the curious way in which it has been dominated by certain ideas and introduces the reader to alternative ways of perceiving, defining and approaching its problems. It provides a radical critique of the whole area, presenting both Marxist and phenomenological perspectives on the current dilemmas that teachers face. The book argues that in order to understand the problems teachers face in coping with the curriculum, we must look at the situation from the point of view of the individual rather than prescribing a norm for all teachers. The dynamic relationship between the individual and the collective and the teacher and the state is one of the fundamental issues in solving the present problems in curriculum studies. The book focuses on this central problem and suggests a variety of ways in which new solutions may be found.
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📒Ideology Culture And The Process Of Schooling ✍ Henry A. Giroux
✏Ideology Culture and the Process of Schooling Book Summary : This book lays bare the ideological and political character of the positivist rationality that has been the primary theoretical underpinning of educational research in the United States. These assumptions have expressed themselves in the form and content of curriculum, classroom social relations, classroom cultural artifacts, and the experiences and beliefs of teachers and students. Have existing radical critiques provided the theoretical building blocks for a new theory of pedagogy? The author attempts to move beyond the abstract, negative characteristics of many radical critiques, which are often based on false dualisms that fail to link structure and intentionally, content and process, ideology and hegemony, etc. He also is critical of the over-determined models of socialization and the abstract celebration of subjectivity that underlies much of the false utopianism of many radical perspectives. Professor Giroux begins to lay the theoretical groundwork for developing a radical pedagogy that connects critical theory with the need for social action in the interest of individual freedom and social reconstruction. Author note: Henry A. Giroux is Assistant Professor of Education at Boston University. He is the co-editor of Curriculum and Instruction: Alternatives in Education and The Hidden Curriculum and Moral Education.
📒Classroom Culture And Dynamics ✍ Earl P. Velliotis
✏Classroom Culture and Dynamics Book Summary : The classroom is the primary laboratory for educational development and its culture and dynamics are of no small importance. This new book presents carefully selected global analyses of important issues in classroom development from emotional intelligence to information technology to presentation of learning styles and strategies and psychological motivation.
📒Curriculum Construction And Critique ✍ Prof Alistair Ross
✏Curriculum Construction and Critique Book Summary : Although curriculum is central to the schooling process, debates about it are rarely well informed. Over the past ten years there has been a dearth of books that have informed the debate by examining curriculum in a broader context, beyond the National Curriculum. Ross, in this refreshing re-examination of the area, opens up a more general debate on how the curriculum is shaped and the compromises made between different ideologies of the nature and purpose of education.
📒Integrating Culture Into Esl Curriculum ✍ Neslihan Saglam
✏Integrating Culture Into ESL Curriculum Book Summary :