ERIC Number: ED157189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
School, Alienation, and Delinquency.
One of 52 theoretical papers on school crime and its relation to poverty, this chapter states that social scientists and others have argued that schools contribute to delinquency by their failure to prepare students properly for later life. It follows that the solution is better schools and better education. The author argues that schools make delinquents because of their success, not their failure. Under the present economic system, schools must prepare youth, especially of the lower classes, for alienated work and lives. Youth become "delinquents" when they try to reject this destiny. It follows that it is the society and economy that must change first, since they demand alienated labor, before schools can prepare people for liberated lives. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Delinquent Behavior, Delinquent Rehabilitation, Disadvantaged Youth, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Lower Class Students, School Vandalism, Social Change, Social Stratification, Socialism, Student Alienation, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Hackensack, NJ. NewGate Resource Center.
Note: Chapter 21 of "Theoretical Perspectives on School Crime, Volume I"; For other papers in this volume, see EA 010 729-768