The relationship between knowledge structure and curriculum: a case study in sociology

 

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dc.contributor.author Luckett, Kathy en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-29T08:37:03Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-29T08:37:03Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Luckett, K. 2009. The relationship between knowledge structure and curriculum: a case study in sociology. Studies in Higher Education. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1470-174X en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/3339
dc.description This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Studies in Higher Education on 22 May 2009, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03075070902772018. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This article aims to address a theoretical question, ‘what is the relationship between knowledge structure and curriculum structure?’, by answering an empirical, context-specific question, ‘what drives and legitimates the curriculum in one sociology department?’, with an emphasis on surfacing the ‘recontextualising rules’ at work in this particular institutional context. These questions were explored by conducting a case study in the wake of a departmental review. The conceptual framework for the article is based on Bernstein’s sociology of education and on those who have developed his work further. The findings support Bernstein’s characterisation of sociology as a discipline with weak external boundaries, a horizontal segmental structure and a ‘weak grammar’, and, it is suggested, with knowledge claims that tend to be legitimated by social rather than epistemic relations. In this particular case study, the horizontal, segmental structure of the discipline was seen to be reflected in a curriculum that currently lacks coherence and cohesion. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_ZA
dc.source Studies in Higher Education en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075070902772018
dc.title The relationship between knowledge structure and curriculum: a case study in sociology en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Postprint en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Centre for Higher Education Development en_ZA
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