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    Bernstein and Durkheim

    Two Theories of Change in Educational Systems

    Mohamed Cherkaoui

    Emile Durkheim's The Evolution of Educational Thought and the third volume of Basil Bernstein's Class, Codes and Control are important contributions to the theory of social and educational change. The English translation of Durkheim's lectures on the history of French secondary education is likely to have a dramatic impact not only on future interpretations of his thought but also on the general orientation of educational research. The most recent volume in Bernstein's series is a significant addition to his studies of social class and educational codes. The aim of this essay is to draw out parallels and differences between Durkheim's and Bernstein's theories of educational systems; this comparison will highlight Bernstein's reformulation of certain features of Durkheim's thought.

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    Winter 1977 Issue

    Abstracts

    In a Different Voice
    Women's Conceptions of Self and of Morality
    Carol Gilligan
    Teaching Reading and Language to the Disadvantaged
    What We Have Learned from Field Research
    Wesley C. Becker
    Pierre Bourdieu
    The Cultural Transmission of Social Inequality
    David Swartz
    Bernstein and Durkheim
    Two Theories of Change in Educational Systems
    Mohamed Cherkaoui
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