Catalog Home Page

Educational foundations ‐ or diversions?

Hill, B.V. (1980) Educational foundations ‐ or diversions? Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 1 (1). pp. 49-57.

Link to Published Version:
*Subscription may be required


The present journal is committed to the study of the "socio-cultural foundations of education." That is a brave act, given that there are mounting pressures to reduce the emphasis given to such studies in teacher education. I propose to provide a justification for the kinds of study implied by the term, both in teacher preparation and in educational research, while advocating an alternative terminology, since I regard the term "foundations" as both a political and epistemiological liability.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Item Control Page Item Control Page