ERIC Number: EJ871857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
Documenting Reproduction and Inequality: Revisiting Jean Anyon's "Social Class and School Knowledge"
Curriculum Inquiry, v40 n1 p167-182 Jan 2010
Jean Anyon's (1981) "Social Class and School Knowledge" was a landmark work in North American educational research. It provided a richly detailed qualitative description of differential, social class-based constructions of knowledge and epistemological stance. This essay situates Anyon's work in two parallel traditions of critical educational research: the sociology of the curriculum and classroom interaction and discourse analysis. It argues for the renewed importance of both quantitative and qualitative work on social reproduction and equity in the current policy context.
Descriptors: Social Class, Educational Research, Discourse Analysis, Interaction, Qualitative Research, Epistemology, Educational Policy, Essays
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