The Curriculum of the Future: From the 'New Sociology of Education' to a Critical Theory of Learning

The Curriculum of the Future: From the 'New Sociology of Education' to a Critical Theory of Learning

by Michael F. D. Young

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The Curriculum of the Future: From the 'New Sociology of Education' to a Critical Theory of Learning by Michael F. D. Young

In this important book the author looks back on the 'knowledge question'. What knowledge gets selected to be validated as school knowledge or as part of the school curriculum, and why is it selected? Looking forward, Young discusses how most developed countries have high levels of participation in post-compulsory education, but still use curricula designed for a time when only the elite pursued further education. He argues the need to rethink post-16 education to shift focus onto vocational education, school-work issues and lifelong learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750707893
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/28/1998
Pages: 214
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction1
Section 1Constructing and Reconstructing a Sociology of the Curriculum7
Chapter 1The Curriculum as Socially Organized Knowledge9
Chapter 2Curriculum Change: Limits and Possibilities22
Chapter 3The Curriculum and the 'New Sociology of Education'34
Section 2Academic/Vocational Divisions in the Curriculum of the Future49
Chapter 4Bridging Academic/Vocational Divisions in the 14-19 Curriculum: A New Perspective on Linking Education and Work51
Chapter 5The Economic Basis for the Curriculum for the 21st Century64
Chapter 6Modularization as a Strategy for Unifying the Post-compulsory Curriculum80
Chapter 7Integrating Personal and Social Education into the 14-19 Curriculum92
Chapter 8Qualifications for a Learning Society: Building on the Dearing Review105
Chapter 9Beyond A-Levels: Towards an Advanced Level Curriculum of the Future117
Section 3Knowledge, Learning and Curriculum in a Learning Society135
Chapter 10Post-compulsory Education in a Learning Society137
Chapter 11Towards a New Curriculum for Teacher Education156
Chapter 12From the 'New Sociology of Education' to a Critical Theory of Learning168
Notes183
References184
Chronology of Original Papers194
Index196

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