In this study, first published in 1982, the author draws on his considerable experience at all levels in the school system to present a radical Marxist critique of that structure. He argues that the schooling process within contemporary corporate capitalism is inimical to education, while true education in turn is inimical to capitalism. He argues further that teachers, who are participants in ongoing class struggle, can begin to be concerned primarily with education only when they perform the function of the collective labourer. This title will be of interest to students of education and sociology.
Preface; Biographical Introduction; 1. Teachers and Education 2. Classes and Class Struggle 3. The Economic Identification of Teachers 4. The Political Identification of Teachers 5. The Ideological Identification of Teachers 6. The Class Location and Class Position of Teachers 7. Revolutionary Strategy for Teachers; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index
This set of 62 volumes, originally published between 1959 and 2005, amalgamates a wide breadth on the sociology of education, with a particular focus on culture, class and curriculum theory. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology, education and those undertaking teaching qualifications.