|Title: ||Marxism and Educational Theory: Origins and Issues.|
|Publisher: ||London: Routledge (Taylor & Francis).|
|Issue Date: ||2006 |
|Additional Links: ||http://www.routledgeeducation.com/books/Marxism-and-Educational-Theory-isbn9780415331715|
|Abstract: ||We live in a world where thousands make massive profits out of the labours of others, while those others exist as wage slaves, millions of whom die of starvation and poverty-related illness every year. The fundamental aim of Marxism is the overthrow of the anarchic, exploitative and eco-destructive system of world capitalism and its replacement by world socialism and equality. To build a socialist world is a task of gargantuan proportions, but one that Marxists believe is eminently achievable.
This book addresses some of these challenges from within educational theory. The key theoretical issues addressed are:
• utopian socialism
• poststructuralism and postmodernism
• globalisation, neo-liberalism and environmental destruction
• the new imperialism
• critical race theory.
Marxism and Educational Theory compellingly and informatively propels the debate forward in the pursuit of that socialist future. In that quest, suggestions are made to connect theoretical issues with the more practical concerns of the school and the classroom.|
|Keywords: ||Marxist theory|
Sociology of education
|Appears in Collections: ||Critical Policy Studies in Education Research|
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