Perspectives in Sociology of Education: Basil Bernstein and Popular Education


  • Ivonaldo Leite Center for Applied Science and Education, Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil



Bernstein, Popular Education, sociology, Latin America, Europe, school, students


This paper aims to describe some contributions of the British sociologist Basil Bernstein to Popular Education. In this sense, methodologically, it reviews Bernstein's main works and addresses some bases and perspectives of Popular Education. Thus, initially the paper develops an approach on Bernstein's thought and then focuses on Popular Education, taking into account its European and Latin American characterisation. It finds out three contributions in Bernstein's sociology that are important for Popular Education, namely, (1) the theorization about speech codes; (2) the approach on so-called communicative pedagogy; (3) the dimension related to social change.


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How to Cite

Leite, I. (2021). Perspectives in Sociology of Education: Basil Bernstein and Popular Education. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 9(1).