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Towards a Sociology of Pedagogy

The Contribution of Basil Bernstein to Research

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Ana M. Morais, Isabel Neves, Brian Davies and Harry Daniels

«Basil Bernstein was both the most interesting and important British sociologist of recent times, internationally better known for longer than any other [...]. His ideas offer the most developed grammar for understanding the shape and character of our current educational practice. At its various points, his emerging corpus has offered a combination of connectedness and openness. He was a constant reviser of his ideas, arguing always that this was necessitated by the relationship between the empirical and the theoretical.
This volume is replete with cameos of various aspects of his corpus that the individual researchers represented have regarded as particularly important both for themselves and their analyses. They celebrate a joint dedication to ‘developing a more systematic and general language of description’. [...]. This book also contains a paper by Bernstein and a video conference.» (Brian Davies, From the Introduction)
The Editors: Ana Morais is Professor of Education in the School of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal. She has published widely in journals. Her recent publications include Estudos para uma Sociologia da Aprendizagem.
Isabel Neves is Associate Professor of Education in the School of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal. She has published widely in journals. Her recent publications include Estudos para uma Sociologia da Aprendizagem.
Brian Davies is Professor of Education in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, United Kingdom. He has published widely in journals. His publications include Social Control and Education.
Harry Daniels is Professor of Special Education and Educational Psychology at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. His publications include An Introduction to Vygotsky and Charting the Agenda: Educational Activity after Vygotsky.