1st Edition

Marxism and Education International Perspectives on Theory and Action

Edited By Lotar Rasinski, Dave Hill, Kostas Skordoulis Copyright 2018
    204 Pages
    by Routledge

    204 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Marxism and Education offers contemporary Marxist analyses of recent and current education policy, and develops Marxist-based practices of resistance from a series of national and international perspectives. Part I identifies and critiques pressure points, impacts of, and developments in capitalism and education, as these pertain to education policy, teacher education, and assessment. In Part II, chapter authors develop Marxist praxis, critical education practices, and resistance against the intensification of neoliberalism and authoritarian conservatism. With contributions from leading, globally-recognized Marxist theoreticians, this book addresses the impacts and developments of neoliberal and authoritarian-conservative education policies across the UK, USA, Greece, Turkey, Poland, and Hungary.

    Chapter One: Introduction

    Dave Hill, Kostas Skordoulis, and Lotar Rasiński

    Chapter Two: European Education Policy and Critical Education

    George Grollios

    Chapter Three: The Schooling of Teachers in England: Rescuing Pedagogy

    Gail Edwards

    Chapter Four: Transformation In The Teaching Profession In Turkey: From Socialist- Idealist Teacher To Exam-Oriented Technician

    Ahmet Yildiz

    Chapter Five: Education, Secularism and Secular Education in Turkey

    Unal Ozmen

    Chapter Six: Assessing the Effects of the Economic crisis on Public Education in Greece

    Theopoula-Polina Chrysochou

    Chapter Seven: The Endpoint of Expectation from Education, the Starting Point of Struggle: A Critical Approach to White-Collar Unemployment

    Aygulen Kayahan Karakul

    Chapter Eight: The Position of an Educational Researchers in a Semi-Peripheral Region: Critical Autoethnography of an Academic Subject in Hungary

    György Mészáros

    Chapter Nine: Revolutionary Critical Pedagogy and the Struggle against Capital Today

    Peter McLaren and Derek R. Ford

    Chapter Ten: Considerations on a Marxist Pedagogy of Science

    Kostas Skordoulis

    Chapter Eleven: "A picture held us captive..." Marx, Wittgenstein and the "Paradox of Ideology"

    Lotar Rasiński

    Chapter Twelve: Empowerment in Education – a New Logic of Emancipation or a New Logic of Power?

    Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk

    Chapter Thirteen: Marxist Education Against Capitalism in Neoliberal / Neoconservative Times (i)

    Dave Hill


    Lotar Rasinski is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Lower Silesia in Wroclaw Poland.

    Dave Hill is Visiting Professor at the Social Policy Research Centre at Middlesex University, England, and at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, and is Emeritus Professor of Education Research at Anglia Ruskin University, England

    Constantine Skordoulis is Professor of Epistemology of Science and Director of the Science Education Laboratory at the Faculty of Education, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.