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ERIC Number: EJ821552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0962-0214
An Old Problem in a New Context: Rethinking the Relationship between Sociology and Educational Policy
Young, Michael F. D.
International Studies in Sociology of Education, v14 n1 p3-20 Mar 2004
This article is concerned with the development of social scientific knowledge (exemplified by the case of sociology of education) and its relationship to education policy. It draws on and contrasts the experience of the author in working at the interface between theory and policy in two very different contexts: the United Kingdom in the 1970s and 1990s and South Africa since 1990. It argues for attention to both the state of the intellectual field and the wider political context in which both sociology of education and education policy are located and makes the case for the continuing importance of the autonomy of disciplinary analysis and of the university as the major site in which disciplinary knowledge can be developed. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa; United Kingdom