Anyon, Jean, "Schools as Agencies of Social Legitimation," The Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, 3(Summer, 1981), 86-103. Reprinted pp. 175-200 in William F. Pinar, ed., Contemporary Curriculum Discourses . Scottsdale, AZ: Gorsuch Scarisbrick, 1988.
Documents social and economic stratification in students' experiences of school and in the content of the curriculum; draws implications.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Type of Study
Ideology and School Knowledge, Social Studies, Curriculum as Experience, Content Selection and Organization
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