Marxism and Education

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MARXISM AND EDUCATION

SOCIAL SYSTEM, CONFLICT

CLASS DIVISION AND CAPITALISM EXPLOITATION

KARL MARX - CAPITALISM 2 CLASS SYSTEM

Capitalist Class - Bourgeoisie - Minority Class

Owns means of production

Make profit by exploiting labour of majority

Working Class - Proletariat - Majority Class

Sell labour power to capitalist

Work under capitalism - poor pay, alientating, unsat and no real control

Class Conflict - KARL MARX REVOLUTION

WC demand higher wages - P would overthrow capitalist system and create a classless, equal society

Althusser

Structuralist, macro approach

Ideological state apparatus - Tool used to force ideas on people e.g. religion (RCI)

In mod soc ed syst has replaced church as the main agency for ideological control

The RC can't hold power for long simply by the use of force.

EDUCATION IS AN IMPORTANT ISA... ARGUES IT PERFORMS TWO FUNCTIONS:

  • Ed REPRODUCES class inequality, by failing each successive  gen of WC pupils
  • Ed LEGITIMATES class inequality by producing ideologies that disguise its true cause.

FUNCTION OF IDEOLOGY = persuade workers to accept their…

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