1st Edition

Reading Bernstein, Researching Bernstein

Edited By Brian Davies, Ana Morais Copyright 2004
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    Basil Bernstein is arguably one of the most important educational theorists of the late 20th century. Whilst most academics and students in sociology of education know of Bernstein, few can claim to fully understand the scope and power of his work, which simply cannot be matched by any of his contemporaries.
    This book, written by a team of international contributors, offers an insight into the richness and depth of his theories. It demonstrates the growing recognition of the value of Bernstein's work to understanding unfolding developments in education systems around the world today.
    The volume is divided into four sections:
    * Section 1 considers the work of the theorists that Bernstein worked 'through' and 'with', from Durkheim and Marx to Bourdieu and Foucault
    * Section 2 focuses on teaching and learning in school contexts and draw on current issues like boy's underachievement, citizenship, system reform and language learning in varied cultural contexts
    * Section 3 applies Bernstein's theories to teacher education
    * Section 4 focuses on international and higher education
    This comprehensive text will show the international academic community in education and sociology - as well as students on education, sociology, sociolinguistic and social pyschology degrees - how to read and use Bernstein.

    1. Introduction: The Possibilities of Basil Bernstein, J. Muller Part 1: Bernstein's Relations 2. Silent, Invisible, Total: Pedagogic Discourse and the Age of Information, W. Tyler 3. The Concept of Semiotic Mediation: Perspectives from Bernstein's Sociology, R. Hasan 4. The Debt to Pleasure: The Subject and Knowledge in Pedaogogic Discourse, Z. Davis Part 2: Learning in School Contexts 5. Framing Talk: Towards a 'Radical Visible Pedagogy', J. Bourne 6. The What and the How of Teaching and Learning: Going Deeper into Sociological Analysis and Intervention, A. Morais, Isabel Neves D. Pires 7. Sequences and Pacing of the Hidden Curriculum: How Indigenous Learners are Left Out of the Chain, D. Rose 8. Decoding Mathematics Instruction: A Critical Examination of an Invisible Pedagogy, S. Lubienski 9. Gendered Learning Identity in Two Modalities of Pedagogic Discourse, H. Daniels A. Creese with V. Hey D. Leonard 10. The Framing of Pedagogic Encounters: Regulating The Social Order in Classroom Learning, M. Arnot D. Reay Part 3: Aspects of Teacher Education 11. Towards a Sociology of Teacher Education, P. Ensor 12. Teacher Training Contexts: Study of Specific Sociological Characteristics, I. Neves, A. Morais M. Afonso Part 4: Knowledge and Differentiation in Vocational and Higher Education 13. Retrieving the General from the Particular: The Structure of Craft Knowledge, J. Gamble 14. Horizontal Discourse in Law and Labour Law, M. Breier 15. The Wrong Kind of Knower: Education, Expansion and the Epistemic Device, K. Maton


    Johan Muller is a Professor at the School of Education, University of Cape Town.
    Ana Morais is Professor at the University of Lisbon.

    'The authors of Section 2 had made some of Bernstein's ideas more accessible than he did himself.' - British Journal of Educational Studies, June 2005

    "[T]his volume is concerned with critically examining real practices, which give rise to theoretical perspectives with real possibilities for intervention: a fitting tribute to the enduring legacy of Basil Bernstein." --Kay L. O'Halloran, National University of Singapore, Pedagogies: An International Journal