2019 | 2 | 151-168
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Neoliberal reforms, knowledge and the sociology of education: What concept of knowledge is behind neoliberal education reforms, and what are the organizational principles underlying this type of knowledge?

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Reformy neoliberalne, wiedza i socjologia edukacji. Jakie pojęcie wiedzy kryje się za reformami edukacji neoliberalnej i jakie są zasady organizacyjne leżące u podstaw tego rodzaju wiedzy?
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The current neoliberal reforms have given school a new content, with strong emphasis on skills and competencies, which the knowledge society allegedly requires. The sociology of education is poorly equipped to meet this development. To examine the content of neoliberal education reforms and their further effects, the paper calls for, in line with Bernstein, a new theory of knowledge in education. This paper is based on social realism and Maton's Legitimate Code Theory, claiming that the forms knowledge takes will be crucial for students’ opportunities to build cumulative and contextexceeding knowledge inside and outside education. Providing examples from neoliberal education reforms in Norway and Australia, this paper demonstrates how specialized knowledge is being pushed out of education.
Obecne reformy neoliberalne nadały szkole nową treść, kładąc silny nacisk na umiejętności i kompetencje, których wymaga społeczeństwo wiedzy. Socjologia edukacji jest słabo przygotowana, aby sprostać tym zmianom. Aby zbadać treść neoliberalnych reform edukacji i ich dalsze skutki, w artykule przytoczono teorie Bernsteina jako nową teorię wiedzy w edukacji. Artykuł przedstawia również aspekty realizmu społecznego i Uzasadnioną Teorię Kodu Matona, według których, formy jakie przybiera wiedza, będą miały kluczowe znaczenie dla możliwości budowania przez uczniów skumulowanej i przekraczającej kontekst wiedzy w ramach edukacji i poza nią. W artykule podano przykłady neoliberalnych reform edukacji w Norwegii i Australii, wskazując w jaki sposób specjalistyczna wiedza jest wypychana z edukacji.
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