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Those criteria will inevitably have developed in a particular social and historical context, but, if isolated, may be useful if related to social, political and economic factors in accounting for changes and resistances to changes in curricula. ) How can we relate the extent to which knowledge is stratified in different societies, and the kinds of criteria on which such stratification may be based, 32 to characteristics of the social structures? The first question requires an attempt to postulate some of the common characteristics of academic curricula, and to show how, over a particular historical period, they have become legitimated as of high status by those in positions of power.
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