Documenting reproduction and inequality : revisiting Jean Anyon’s “Social class and school knowledge”

Luke, Allan (2010) Documenting reproduction and inequality : revisiting Jean Anyon’s “Social class and school knowledge”. Curriculum Inquiry, 40(1), pp. 167-182.

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Jean Anyon’s (1981) “Social class and school knowledge” was a landmark work in North American educational research. It provided a richly detailed qualitative description of differential, social-class-based constructions of knowledge and epistemological stance. This essay situates Anyon’s work in two parallel traditions of critical educational research: the sociology of the curriculum and classroom interaction and discourse analysis. It argues for the renewed importance of both quantitative and qualitative research on social reproduction and equity in the current policy context.

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ID Code: 27366
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: social reproduction, sociology, curriculum, classroom discourse
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-873X.2009.00474.x
ISSN: 0362-6784
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
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Deposited On: 15 Sep 2009 22:30
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2013 23:29

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