Marxist Perspectives in the Sociology of Education (RLE Edu L Sociology of Education)
The major theories explored are those concerned with social mobility and those which derive from a relativist position in Sociology, both of which see education as a selection mechanism for a stratified society. Social class, family, sociolinguistics and schools are among the topics discussed. In this analysis the author:defines key areas in the sociology of educationgives access to important concepts of Marx and Engelsstrengthens sociological starting points by adding a Marxist elementdiscriminates between radically different directions in educationmaps the main features of long-term working class goalsThis thoroughgoing Marxist critique of widely prevalent notions in the sociology of education provides a compass by which place and direction in this area of education may be found by students, teachers and parents.
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