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By Rosamund Sutherland

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In many nations, the point of interest of college curriculum shifts backward and forward among conventional matters (such as arithmetic and heritage) and the improvement of talents (such as challenge solving). Rosamund Sutherland argues the following that skills-focused curriculum—often noticeable as getting ready scholars to paintings in our electronic age—can really exacerbate latest social inequalities. Arguing from a social justice point of view, she contends that faculties may still prioritize guideline in conventional topics, that could offer deprived scholars with formal wisdom they don't seem to be prone to study open air college. Sutherland’s theoretical and sensible insights element towards alterations in coverage and perform which can aid enhance student’s lives.

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20. Furber (2012, p 5). Scratch is a computer programming language developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) media labs for children, which is influenced by the programming language Logo. edu 21. uk/government/news/ harmful-ict-curriculum-set-to-be-dropped-to-make-way-for-rigorouscomputer-science 22. 23. Jenkins (2009). 24. Jenkins (2009, p xiii). 25. org/wiki/Maker_subculture 26. Sutherland et al (2008). 27. Selwyn (2011a, p 484). 28. id=scientists-debateoscar-pistorius-prosthetic-legs-disqualify-him-olympics 29.

4. Herlihy (2004). 5. See, for example, Boli and Ramirez (1992). 6. Kutz (2001). 7. See, for example, Sutherland and Rojano (1993). 8. Sennett (2008, p 44). 35 Education and social justice in a digital age 9. Sennett (2008, p 41). This is referred to as the affordance of a tool or invented thing. Gibson defined the idea of affordance as the action possibilities within an environment, related to the agent and their capabilities. See Gibson (1977, pp 67–82). 10. 11. Eagle et al (2008) and Eagle (2012).

4 These quotes come from a project (the Transition Project) that investigated issues related to the transition from primary to secondary school and it had not been the intention to investigate differences between skills-based and subjects-based curricula. 5 Some of these schools had recently replaced predecessor schools that had been in special measures and had been challenged to raise their GCSE results. By contrast, the majority of schools with a more middle-class student intake offered a subject-based curriculum.

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