Marxism and Education

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Education maintains capitalism and stops a revolution

Althusser - Belives that the education system is an ideological status appartus passing on ruling class ideas to keep them in their ruling class positions. Schools pass on the ideologies that state society is fair and just and are taught to accept future exploitation - legitimating class inequality (False class consciousness). Ideologies are essential for social control, reporducing inequality by failing successive generations of W/C pupils.

Bowles and Gintis - Correspondance theory - The relationship between schools and the workplace preparing your for your future exploitation ('conditioning students'). 'Hidden curriculum' - things that aren't on the curriculum,


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