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Bernstein’s theory of the pedagogic device as a frame to study history curriculum reform in South Africa.

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dc.contributor.author Bertram, Carol
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-19T09:25:48Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-19T09:25:48Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Bertram, C. 2012. Bernstein’s theory of the pedagogic device as a frame to study history curriculum reform in South Africa. Yesterday & today, 7:1-21, Jul. [http://www.sashtw.org.za/index2.htm] [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/5126] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2223-0386
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/6850
dc.description.abstract This article reflects on the usefulness of Bernstein’s theory of the pedagogic device to frame a (previously reported) study of history curriculum reform in South Africa: to what extent, and in what ways does the concept of Bernstein’s pedagogic device assist in describing the recontextualising of the history curriculum? The article sets out the reasons for using the pedagogic device in that study as both a theoretical and methodological frame and a structuring frame which ordered the study and held the various parts together. This perspective locates the study in a field that engages with knowledge from a sociological lens. The article discusses the ways in which Bernstein’s theoretical language supported and strengthened the research, and also shows how it was not specialised enough to engage specifically with the subject of history. Thus it was necessary to weave the field of history education and sociology of knowledge perspective together. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University en_US
dc.subject Pedagogic device en_US
dc.subject History curriculum en_US
dc.subject Sociology of knowledge en_US
dc.subject Curriculum reform en_US
dc.subject South Africa en_US
dc.title Bernstein’s theory of the pedagogic device as a frame to study history curriculum reform in South Africa. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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