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Changing School Subjects : Changing Education - Carrie Paechter

Changing School Subjects

Changing Education

By: Carrie Paechter (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 2000
ISBN: 9780335201198
Number Of Pages: 210

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/pas0/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./par0/par0/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.

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"...overall, this is a cogently argued, stimulating and very readable book with much to say on power/knowledge/ gender relations and attempts to change traditional curriculum patterns in schools. I most strongly recommend it." - Ruth Watts

Series editor's prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Gender, power/knowledge and curriculum change
Introduction: studying curriculum changep. 3
Power, gender and curriculump. 14
Gender, power and school subjectsp. 32
Gendered marginality
Life in a marginal subjectp. 49
Negotiating a new school subject: the case of design and technologyp. 63
Physical education, sport and the bodyp. 91
Students, subjects and examinations
Students and subjects: power/knowledge and integrated curriculap. 111
Discipline as examination/examination as discipline: the effects of curriculum codification on teachers, students and subjectsp. 130
Conclusionp. 153
Empirical sourcesp. 158
Referencesp. 163
Indexp. 179
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ISBN: 9780335201198
ISBN-10: 0335201199
Series: Changing Education
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 1st November 2000
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.5  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.35