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.
Preface. 1. Marxism and the Culture Concept. 2. Social Structure. 3. Industrial Societies and Education. 4. Social Mobility or social revolution? 5. Social Class and Education. 6. Family, Class and Education. 7. Language and Deprivation. 8. Sociology and Schools. 9. Marxist universalism. Select Bibliography. Index.
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