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Author Rata, Elizabeth, 1952-

Title The politics of knowledge in education / Elizabeth Rata
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 162 pages)
Series Routledge research in education ; 76
Routledge research in education ; 76
Contents Front Cover; The Politics of Knowledge in Education; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Foreword; 1 The Politics of Knowledge; 2 Localisation; 3 Trust and the National Imaginary; 4 Knowledge and Authority; 5 Social Relations of Symbolic Production; 6 Social Relations of Trust; 7 Social Realism and the Sociology of Education; 8 Knowledge and Culturalism; 9 Localised Knowledge; 10 Controlling Knowledge; 11 What Should Be Taught at School; References; Index
Summary "This book explores the decline of the teaching of epistemic, conceptual knowledge in schools, its replacement with everyday social knowledge, and its relation to changes in the division of labor within the global economy. It argues that the emphasis on social knowledge in postmodern and social constructionist pedagogy compounds the problem, and examines the consequences of these changes for educational opportunity and democracy itself"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Critical pedagogy.
Knowledge, Theory of -- Political aspects
Postmodernism and education.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011048809
ISBN 0203117115