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:
This 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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Chapter 2 Social structure
Chapter 3 Industrial societies and education
Chapter 4 Social mobility or social revolution?
Chapter 5 Social class and education
Chapter 6 Family class and education