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Published: 07 February 2018

544 Pages | Yes

9.8 x 8.0 inches

ISBN: 9780190303709

Bookseller Code (06)

Powers of Curriculum

Sociological Perspectives on Education

Brad Gobby and Rebecca Walker

  • Introduces students to sociological concepts and perspectives for unpacking the social, cultural and political factors that shape curriculum, curriculum enactment and learning - in order to equip educators to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people in the early childhood, primary and secondary phases of education.
  • Uses sociological theory to unpack contemporary curriculum issues encouraging students to engage with issues related to cultural capital, power, normalisation, identity, disadvantage, race, ethnicity, knowledge, popular culture, representation, diversity and global reform.
  • Bridges early childhood, primary and secondary learning contexts introduces all students to how the various issues impacting on education and learning bear upon the range of learning settings.
  • Engaging, readable and relevant complex philosophical concepts are made accessible and relevant to the undergraduate reader, and the in-text Ask Yourself and Theory in Action boxes help students begin to understand these concepts and theories, as well as how they can be useful to them in their future practice.

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