Marxism-role of education

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Marxism: role of education
Bourgeoisie exploit proletariat
Education transmits R/C ideology
Produces submissive, obedient
workers-reproduces inequalities of capitalist
society
Justifies inequalities through MYTH OF
MERITOCRACY

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Children learn to accept inequalities as fair
IDEOLOGICAL STATE APPARATUS
IDEOLOGY passed on through HIDDEN
CURRICULUM
W/C encouraged to conform to capitalist system…read more

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W/C accept subordinate status
CORRESPONDENCE THEORY
Reproduces workers with skills for their
position-HIERARCHY
Over taught-maintains high unemployment
Conform?
HIDDEN CURRICULUM
Accept inequalities…read more

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Justify through MYTH OF MERITOCRACY
Support:
1. 1 in 5 students in H.E. are W/C. Supports Marxists
ideas of elitism
2. W/C rather work, concerned about debt.…read more

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Research done in 70s. More relevant now
Criticisms:
1. Can't prove HIDDEN CURRICULUM exists
2. Ignores gender & ethnicity
3. Overemphasises correlation
4. Don't see it's route to better life
5. National curriculum wasn't to produce obedient
workers
6.…read more

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WILLIS- W/C anti-school subculture…read more

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