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ERIC Number: ED065413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Pages: 12
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Toward a Marxist Critique of the Romantic School Critics.
Woock, Roger R.
Fourteen romantic school critics share as a group common views of: the goodness of man in his natural state; the organizational or technological society as inhibiting and limiting individual development; teaching as a nurturing act; and conflict in American society as something which unites. They all write in an a-political non-programatic tone but do not, however, provide adequate explanations for their view. Four general questions point toward a Marxist critique of the romantic school critics. 1) Is education in North American society a failure or a success? 2) What is happening educationally to the "poor", the deprived, minority group? 3) What is the most important function of North American Education? 4) What are the possibilities of educational reform under capitalism? Romantics have helped Marxist scholars by focusing attention on public education; providing clear illustrative material for a more fundamental analysis, and providing consciousness raising experiences for those who have taken their message seriously. It is the author's hope that reformers will realize that only through a revolutionary change in American society can educational reform occur in school. (Author/SJM)
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