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Michael Young

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Michael is one of the most distinguished sociologists of education in the world. He is emeritus professor of education at the Institute of Education, University College London and is our visiting professor of sociology of education.

Michael Young: Bringing Knowledge Back In

Bringing Knowledge Back In

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'Bringing Knowledge Back In provides a much-needed challenge to the pessimism of the postmodernists, to the relativism of the constructivists, and to those critical theorists who regard emancipation as but a consequence of having been exposed to emancipatory critiques...[Young] makes a very compelling case for social realism, and brings together in a most original manner a range of important epistemological and sociological perspectives, and the book relates them to a commendably wide range of current policy and practice.' British Journal of Sociology of Education