Moore, Rob, and Michael Young, "Knowledge and the Curriculum in the Sociology of Education: Towards a Reconceptualization," British Journal of Sociology of Education, 22(4, 2001), 445-461. Revised version by Young appears pp. 18-34 in Michael F. D. Young, Bringing Knowledge Back In. New York: Routledge, 2008.


Describes two sets of assumptions about knowledge and the curriculum (neo-conservative traditionalism and technical-instrumentalism); critiques the dilemmas inherent in a postmodern assumption about knowledge and the curriculum; argues for a social realist approach.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum and the Disciplines


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