To many education students, Russian and/or Chinese education is at the same time their introduction to Marxism, and many students go no further. This book sets the record straight by giving a thorough introduction to the writings of Marx himself as they relate to education. It shows what Marxism implies for education, as aim, method and content. It then proceeds to compare educational developments in the former USSR and China in the light of this analysis, attempting to answer the question as to how Marxist this has been, in the schools and outside them.
Table of Contents
Foreword. 1. Marx and Education. 2. The School System: Part 1. 3. The School System: Part 2. 4. Education and the Economy. 5. Labour and Education. 6. Educating the New, Socialist Man. 7. The Collective as Educator. 8. Education and the Social-Political Reality. Abbreviations. Bibliography. Index.