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
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study
Curriculum and the Disciplines
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