Marxism and Education

Author: P. Jones
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230119867
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Marxist thinking can offer a critical understanding of education in an international context. Jones tackles these issues from a variety of angles and perspectives, taking advantage of recent theoretical innovations in Marxist analysis as well as the personal experiences of educational practitioners with Marxist commitments. With a specific focus on pedagogical practices as cultural practices, this book combines detailed case studies of local situations with broad, critical overviews of global development and challenges.

A Marxist Education

Author: Wayne Au
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608469069
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Dialectics of Education is a rich collection of essays analyzing both the role of education in shaping ideology in the United States and the political implications of struggles for educational justice. This book seeks to recover and reframe the dialectical materialist tradition in critical education, studies and carries this tradition forward into theory and practice relevant for today. Building on the tradition of the groundbreaking book Schooling in Capitalist America that was first published in 1976, author Wayne Au presents a Marxist perspective on educational policies and pedagogy and the highlights the potential for struggle in both the political arena and the classroom. This book is an essential tool in the growing resistance against the privatization of education and for the struggle for educational rights for all students regardless of ethnicity or social status.

Educating from Marx

Author: S. Mojab
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230370373
Format: PDF, ePub
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Educators have been working to develop an important body of literature on neo-liberalism, capitalism, and imperialism. This combines original empirical studies with literature review from critical adult education and feminist theory to examine the theories, and practices of adult education from a Marxist-Feminist perspective.

Challenges and Inequalities in Lifelong Learning and Social Justice

Author: Susan Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317849833
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The connections and interactions of lifelong learning and social justice are complex and contested. Both are seen as a means to unconditional good, with little account taken of the inequalities and equalities located in constructions of power. This book develops critical ways to engage with international debates about lifelong learning and social justice through a range of competing and contested definitions, setting out some of the complexities and challenges of linking the two concepts. In particular, it engages in debates about the equalities and inequalities of learner identities, displacement and place. Its chapters consider those marginalised in complex and multiple ways, including gender, social class, ethnicity, age and migration. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Education.

Bildungsarbeit der Zukunft

Author: Klaus Götz
Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag
ISBN: 387988630X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ziel der Veröffentlichung ist es, einen Überblick über „State of the Art“, neue Trends und Entwicklungen, „Best Practice-Beispiele“, Ziele und Probleme etc. einer zukünftigen Bildungsarbeit zu geben. In diesem Sinne diskutierten die Beteiligten Autoren unter anderem die Themen Talentverknappung, Innovation/ Kreativität, Work-Life-Balance, HR und Asien, e-Life, alternde Bevölkerung/ Belegschaft und Messbarkeit der Bildungsarbeit. In diesem Buch wird angestrebt, die Konturen einer Bildungsarbeit der Zukunft sowohl vor ihrem theoretischen Hintergrund als auch in Bezug auf ihren praktischen Nutzen zu reflektieren.Folgende drei Fragen standen dabei im Mittelpunkt:1 Welches sind die Hauptherausforderungen an eine Bildungsarbeit der Zukunft?2 Welche Auswirkungen können diese auf HR-Strategien haben?3 Welche konkreten Maßnahmen leiten sich daraus für Unternehmen ab?

Teaching Against Global Capitalism and the New Imperialism

Author: Peter McLaren
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742510395
Format: PDF
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This book will address a number of urgent themes in education today that include multiculturalism, the politics of whiteness, the globalization of capital, neoliberalism, postmodernism, imperialism, and current debates in Marxist social theory. The above themes will be linked to critical educational praxis, particularly to teaching activities within urban schools. Finally, the book will develop the basis for a wider political project directed at resisting and transforming economic exploitation, cultural homogenization, political repression, and gender inequality. Recent and widespread scholarly attention has been given to the unabated mercilessness of global capitalism. Little opposition exists as capital runs amok, unhampered and undisturbed by the tectonic upheaval that is occurring in the geopolitical landscape that has recently witnessed the collapse of the Soviet Union and the regimes of the Eastern Bloc. As we examine education policies within the context of economic globalization, we attempt to address the extent to which the pedagogy and politics of everyday life has fallen under the sway of what we identify as cultural and economic imperialism. Finally, the book raises a number of urgent questions: What are the current limitations to educational reform efforts among the educational left? What are some of the problems associated with certain developments within postmodern education? How can a return to Marxist theory and revolutionary politics revitalize the educational left at a time when capitalism appears to be unstoppable? What actions need to be taken in both local and global arenas to overcome the exploitation that the globalization of capital has wreaked upon the world?

Ideology Discourse and School Reform

Author: Zeus Leonardo
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780897899017
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Leonardo introduces an integrated theory of ideology that examines its necessary, negative, and positive functions. A three-dimensional theory highlights the concept of ideology during the reform process and links it to domination. Through an ideological critique of reform language, the book provides insights into domination and ways to counteract it. The movement for educational change lacks a concerted engagement with ideology with respect to school reform. Ideology is a central, structuring concept in education, especially regarding the intractable problem of domination. Race, class, and gender inequalities have become dilemmas that plague many students' chances for academic success, let alone the good life. In addition to constructing ideology as a form of distortion, the book considers it as a necessary mechanism for teachers as they make meaning of their daily experiences as well as a positive force for teachers who combat relations of domination. This work introduces an integrated theory of ideology that examines its necessary, negative, and positive functions. A three-dimensional theory highlights the concept of ideology during the reform process and links it to educational and social inequality. This work looks at the rhetoric of education reform and ways to counteract it so that the goal of educational equality will be possible for all.

Education in the Age of Biocapitalism

Author: C. Pierce
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137027835
Format: PDF
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Biocapitalism, an economic model built on making new commodities from existing forms of life, has fundamentally changed how we understand the boundaries between nature/culture and human/nonhuman. This is the first book to examine its implications for education and how human capital understandings of education are co-evolving with biocapitalism.