The Curriculum of the Future: From the "new Sociology of Education" to a Critical Theory of Learning

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Education - 204 pages
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In this important book the author looks back on the 'knowledge question'. What knowledge gets selected to be validated as school knowledge or as part of the school curriculum, and why is it selected? Looking forward, Young discusses how most developed countries have high levels of participation in post-compulsory education, but still use curricula designed for a time when only the elite pursued further education. He argues the need to rethink post-16 education to shift focus onto vocational education, school-work issues and lifelong learning.
 

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Contents

The Curriculum as Socially Organized Knowledge
9
Limits and Possibilities
22
The Curriculum and the New Sociology of Education
34
Bridging AcademicVocational Divisions in the 1419
51
The Economic Basis for the Curriculum
64
Modularization as a Strategy for Unifying
80
Integrating Personal and Social Education into
92
Building
105
Towards an Advanced Level
117
Postcompulsory Education in a Learning Society
137
Towards a New Curriculum for Teacher Education
156
From the New Sociology of Education to a Critical
168
Notes
183
Chronology of Original Papers
194
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About the author (1998)

Young is of the University of London.

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