Role of Education - Marxism.

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Althusser recognises the concept of Ideological State Apparatus. This is the ideas and values which reproduce and legitimate inequality.

Bowles and Gintis.

Studied a New York school. Used questionnaires.

The relationship between personality type and success in education were studied.

2 types were found:

- Obedient : achieved.

- Creative, independent : Did not achieve.

Concluded that education oppresses and rewards certain types of people.

Correspondance Principle.

School reflects work in capitalist society.

For example,

1. Hierarchy of Teachers, Hierarchy of management/ authority.

2. Extrinsic satisfaction. Through grades or pay, not from the work.

3. Levels of education. Streams, years, or low or high level workers.

Willis: Learning to Labour.



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