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Ashwin, Paul; Abbas, Andrea; McLean, Monica – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
This article examines the ways in which a high-quality system of undergraduate education is represented in recent policy documents from a range of actors interested in higher education. Drawing on Basil Bernstein's ideas, the authors conceptualise the policy documents as reflecting a struggle over competing views of quality that are expressed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
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Shay, Suellen – Teaching in Higher Education, 2015
Drawing on the theoretical and analytical tools from the sociology of education, in particular the work of Basil Bernstein and Karl Maton, the paper explores the tensions within curriculum reform discourses and how these tensions play out in different global contexts. The analysis focuses on two curriculum reform policies--Hong Kong and South…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Educational Policy, Context Effect
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Bagley, Carl; Beach, Dennis – Policy Futures in Education, 2015
This paper utilises the analytical concepts developed in the work of Basil Bernstein to reflect on the ways in which discourses such as social justice are especially vulnerable in teacher education in England. In particular, under new-managerial regimes the forms of knowledge which are emphasised and valued focus on the instrumental and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Neoliberalism, Teacher Education
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Höhns, Gabriela M. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
In discussions of work-based learning in anglophone countries, a relatively new question concerns different learning opportunities for differentially positioned novices in the workplace. Basil Bernstein relates learners' positioning with respect to knowledge and within a community of knowers to variations in a discourse underlying and regulating…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Workplace Learning, Corporations, Communities of Practice
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Stirrup, Julie – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
Policy agendas for early childhood education in the UK as in many countries elsewhere are driven by expectations that play will impact positively on a child's educational attainment, health and well-being. This paper focuses on health knowledge, social class and cultural reproduction within early year education in England, looking specifically at…
Descriptors: Exercise Physiology, Physical Health, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Wolff, Karin – Teaching in Higher Education, 2018
Poor graduate throughput and industry feedback on graduate inability to cope with the complex knowledge practices in twenty-first century engineering "problem solving" have placed pressure on educators to better conceptualise the theory-practice relationship, particularly in technology-dependent professions. The research draws on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Problem Solving, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Singh, Parlo – European Educational Research Journal, 2018
Basil Bernstein wrote extensively about official educational knowledge, pedagogic recontextualisation and pedagogic identities. However, his theoretical oeuvre tended to focus on the textual rather than the affective aspects of policy recontextualisation. In addition, his work on the realisation of official pedagogic identity positions at the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Professional Identity, Educational Policy, Teacher Attitudes
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Robertson, Susan L.; Sorensen, Tore – European Educational Research Journal, 2018
This paper presents and engages with Basil Bernstein's rich conceptual grammar in order to generate a sociological account of the outcomes for teachers' work, identity and social class, of strategic shifts in governance to the global scale. Our aim is to develop a two-way conversation between Bernstein's conceptual grammar and how best to theorise…
Descriptors: Governance, Constructivism (Learning), Social Class, Professional Recognition
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Beach, Dennis; Bagley, Carl – Oxford Review of Education, 2012
Research suggests that certain common policy presuppositions can be identified regarding teacher education programmes in advanced knowledge-based economies, most notably the relationship between formal education (schooling) and economic production, and the role of teacher education in respect to this relationship. This article draws on the work of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Role of Education, Teacher Role
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Whitty, Geoff – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2012
In this article, the author talks about a life with the sociology of education. He begins by describing the "old" and "new" sociologies of education. Then, he discusses the sociology of education policy and the relevance of Basil Bernstein, who remained the dominant presence within the sociology of education in the UK until his…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Sociology, Relevance (Education), Educational Policy
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Simmons, Robin – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2017
This paper draws on research into the experiences of young people classified as NEET (not in education, employment or training) on an employability programme in the north of England, and uses Basil Bernstein's work on pedagogic discourses to explore how the creative arts can be used to re-engage them in work-related learning. Whilst creating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Out of School Youth, Ethnography
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Stirrup, Julie; Evans, John; Davies, Brian – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2017
Despite 50 years and more of "progressive education" in the United Kingdom, classed patterns of educational success and failure stubbornly prevail. So how, where and when does it all go wrong for the many children who continue to fail or underachieve? Drawing on the work of Basil Bernstein, this article centres processes within early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Play, Social Class
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Stirrup, Julie; Evans, John; Davies, Brian – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Drawing on the theoretical work of the British sociologist Basil Bernstein, this paper documents how learning is structured and organised through play in three Early Years Education (EYE) settings catering for children aged three to five in England, UK. Its data address current issues raised within EYE research relating to "quality and high…
Descriptors: Play, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, Social Class
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Grenfell, Michael; Hood, Susan; Barrett, Brian D.; Schubert, Dan – Educational Theory, 2017
This review essay evaluates Karl Maton's "Knowledge and Knowers: Towards a Realist Sociology of Education" as a recent examination of the sociological causes and effects of education in the tradition of the French social theorist Pierre Bourdieu and the British educational sociologist Basil Bernstein. Maton's book synthesizes the…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Social Theories, Educational Theories, Linguistics
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Parker, Diane; Adler, Jill – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2014
In this paper, we put Basil Bernstein's theory of pedagogic discourse to work together with additional theoretical resources to interrogate knowledge and practice in mathematics teacher education. We illustrate this methodology through analysis of an instance of mathematics teacher education pedagogic practice. While the methodology itself is…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Constructivism (Learning)
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