- Created by: Indyevans1
- Created on: 25-03-18 17:29
Meritocracy is a myth
Teachers are agents of capatalism
Middle class have access to economic and cultural capital
Education engineers middle class for positions with power and working class for failure
The correspondance principle was an iddea of Bowels and Gintis which described the way education mirrors the world of work.
They said education mirrored work in these ways:
Students work for qualifications and employees work for salarys
Students are told what to do by teachers and employees are told what to do by bosses
Learn to accept the school routine is boring and you learn to accept the work routine is boring.
Evaluation of Marxist views
Saunders (New right)
Marxists failed to see that some people were naturally more talented than others
Due to anti-school subcultures the hidden curriculum and correspondance principle have failed.
Morrow and Torres (post modernism)
Marxists fail to see that education reproduces diversity not inequality as everyone is different