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Social Difference and Antagonism Within the 16‐19 Core Curriculum

Avis, James (1992) Social Difference and Antagonism Within the 16‐19 Core Curriculum. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 13 (3). pp. 361-373. ISSN 0142-5692

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The paper considers models of the core curriculum, which it argues are inadequate as their understanding of social difference is truncated. Although these models recognise difference this is located within a pluralist framework and is implicitly viewed as an impediment that hinders equal opportunities. The effect is to normalise the white, male middle class subject and to ignore social antagonism. Skill in the core curriculum becomes technicised, and a differentiated and segmented curriculum is left in place.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2014 09:22
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:43


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