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Changing School Subjects: power, gender and curriculum

Paechter, Carrie F.. 2000. Changing School Subjects: power, gender and curriculum. Open University Press. ISBN 978-0335201198 [Book]

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What happens in the school curriculum is fundamental to people's lives. Schools are meant to educate the next generation and to do so through school subjects. But subjects and the teachers who teach them are not equal: some are given more importance both inside and outside schools. Curriculum change (such as the introduction of a national curriculum) highlights which subjects are regarded as central and which are perceived as marginal./par0/par0/Changing School Subjects examines the effects of curriculum change on teachers and students. It focuses upon the gendered nature of the curriculum, and how curricular forms include or exclude certain subjects and certain groups. It analyses how power, gender and knowledge intersect to determine how school knowledge is constructed, what knowledge is made available to which students, who supplies the knowledge, and how Carrie Paechter provides a much-needed reconceptualization of the field of curriculum that will be of practical and theoretical relevance to teachers, students and academics reflecting upon curriculum processes in schools.

Item Type:

Book

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Educational Studies

Date:

2000

Item ID:

12362

Date Deposited:

28 Jul 2015 15:12

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 09:38

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/12362

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