The exclusive pursuit of social inclusion

Goodson, Ivor (2005) The exclusive pursuit of social inclusion Forum, 47 (2). pp. 145-150. ISSN 0963-8253

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Despite its best intentions, social exclusion has grown rather than diminished under New Labour's education policies. In order to understand this, Ivor Goodson argues that we need to engage with the history of the formal curriculum and the long and continuing fight over what counts as proper knowledge. Taking science and environmental science as his examples, he reveals a shameful story of intellectual and social prejudice that remains with us today. Commitment to social inclusion that ignores the exclusionary nature of the curriculum which we are required to teach, will inevitably and ironically defeat attempts to undertake deep reform of a profoundly unjust and, in some respects, intellectually dishonest system of education.

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: X000 Education > X200 Education Research
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.2304/forum.2005.47.2.3
Faculties: Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Education > Education Research Centre
Depositing User: Miss Elizabeth Briggs
Date Deposited: 26 May 2010
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2015 12:23

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