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Cooper, Barry – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1983
Drawing on a recent empirical study of curriculum change in English secondary school mathematics and on the work of Kuhn, Bucher and Strauss, Archer, and Bhaskar, a tentative model for analyzing how and why changes occur in the legitimacy of particular definitions of secondary school mathematics and science subjects is developed. (Author/IS)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Educational History
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Cooper, Barry – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 1982
Presents an alternative hypothetical explanation of the results obtained in Sharma and Meighan's research. The study did not control for intelligence, social class, and other relevant variables which might explain the difference between the sexes in mathematical attainment in secondary schools. (AM)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Educational Sociology, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary Education