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ERIC Number: EJ1009895
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Social Realism and the Problem of the Problem of Knowledge in the Sociology of Education
Moore, Rob
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v34 n3 p333-353 2013
This paper examines from a Social Realist perspective a set of issues in the sociology of education regarding the problem of knowledge. It focuses upon the issue of relativism associated with the constructionist approach that since the time of the New Sociology of Education in the 1970s has constituted in different forms the dominant perspective in the field. It identifies features shared between constructionism and the "positivist" approach with which it contrasts itself. It is argued that these two positions have more in common than is often recognized and draws upon Critical Realism as an alternative to both. Social Realism explores the sociological implications of Critical Realism for education. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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