Marxist View of Educatiom

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  • Marxist view of Education
    • Althusser and the idealogical state apparatus
      • Education is an Important "ideological state apparatus" that controls peoples ideas, beliefs, and values in accordance with Capitalist ruling class
    • Bowles and Ginitis: schooling in Capitalist America
      • Schools reward personality traits that make for submissive, compliant workers.
    • Willis: Learning to Labour
      • Does not see school as the clear cut indoctrination that B&G do.
      • Believes school does offer an escape. the youth can educate themselves out of working class, but if they choose an anti-school subculture(the most popular for working class) then it is not available.


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