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ERIC Number: EJ820070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0022-0620
Changes in the Classification and Framing of Education in Britain, 1950s to 2000s: An Interpretive Essay after Bernstein
Grace, Gerald
Journal of Educational Administration and History, v40 n3 p209-220 Dec 2008
Using the concepts of classification and framing and other relevant writings by Basil Bernstein, an attempt will be made to construct a theorised account of changes in the socio-political context of education in Britain; of the mode of governance in education and of the constructs and practice of educational leadership from the 1950s to the present day. These changes will be examined in three political-ideological periods in British educational history to show how Basil Bernstein's assertion that "pedagogic communication is a relay for patterns of dominance external to itself" ["The Structuring of Pedagogic Discourse," vol. IV, "Class, Codes and Control" (London: Routledge, 1990), 169] is mediated in each historical period by the classification and framing relationships existing in the nexus of state, economy and schooling. (Contains 46 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom