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Marxist Theory on Education

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Marxist Theory on Education

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Name: _____________
13th Feb Marxist Revision Poster
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13th Feb Marxist Revision Poster
Postmodernists argue that class division are no longer important in a post- fordist economic system that is now much more diverse and fragmented. They claim that where Marxists see inequality there is really diversity and choice. Society has become more diverse. Education reflects these changes and is becoming more flexible. Postmodernists argue that class division are no longer important in a post- fordist economic system that is now much more diverse and fragmented. They claim that where Marxists see inequality there is really diversity and choice. Society has become more diverse. Education reflects these changes and is becoming more flexible. Willis (1977) points out those working class pupils can actually resist attempts to believe this message. His studies had been completed through qualitative methods which included the participants observations and unstructured methods. He had a selected group of counter culture ‘lads’ 12 working class boys who would be marking the transitions from compulsory education to work. They have rejected school values, morals and norms by disobeying the rules for example: smoking, avoiding rules and n t completing work. He came to the conclusion that the ‘lads’ did not agree with the awareness of meritocracy and the school had not prepared them to be docile obedient workers. Wills study has been the model for research into other education inequalities including gender, sexuality and ethnicity. Willis (1977) points out those working class pupils can actually resist attempts to believe this message. His studies had been completed through qualitative methods which included the participants observations and unstructured methods. He had a selected group of counter culture ‘lads’ 12 working class boys who would be marking the transitions from compulsory education to work. They have rejected school values, morals and norms by...

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