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Geography teachers’ subject knowledge: an ethnographic study of three secondary school geography departments

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This thesis explores geography teachers’ subject knowledge, contributing a detailed empirical study to the geography education research knowledge debate. School geography has been criticised for holding an out-dated, objectivist view of knowledge, which is widely attributed to its disconnection from academic geography.

Conceptualising school geography using Bernstein’s (2000) pedagogic device, this thesis applies a distinction between the ORF (official recontextualising field) and t...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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