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ERIC Number: EJ1135445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1857
Tradition, Authority and Disciplinary Practice in History Education
Fordham, Michael
Educational Philosophy and Theory, v49 n6 p631-642 2017
The concepts of "tradition" and "authority" are generally understood to be problematical in history curriculum design. Drawing on MacIntyre's account of disciplines as social practices, this article argues that, to the contrary, these are concepts that need to be incorporated into any curriculum theory that attempts to build a school subject on the foundations provided by an academic discipline. In history education, there is a strong consensus towards deriving the ideas of the history curriculum from the discipline of history, and this article argues that it is therefore necessary for history curriculum theory to account for the concepts of "tradition" and "authority" as they exist in disciplinary practice.
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Language: English
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