Bowles and gintis (1976): correspondence theory

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  • Bowles and Gintis (1976) Correspondence theory
    • Bowels and Gintis are Marxist sociologists
    • Schools are structure to mirror the workplace, preparing students for their future exploitation
      • Values are the same
        • Punctuality
        • hardwork
        • Obedience
        • respect
      • Rewards are external (we study for good grades not enjoyment = we work for a paycheck not enjoyment)
      • Students in school broken up into year group, subject, class, ability etc
    • Power is concentrated above students in a hierarchy
    • They argue that the main function ofeducation in capatalist society is  the reproduction of labour power




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