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ERIC Number: ED525153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-6
Pages: 120
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4158-0329-8
Marx and Education. Routledge Key Ideas in Education
Anyon, Jean
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
There was only one Karl Marx, but there have been a multitude of Marxisms. This concise, introductory book by internationally renowned scholar Jean Anyon centers on the ideas of Marx that have been used in education studies as a guide to theory, analysis, research, and practice. "Marx and Education" begins with a brief overview of basic Marxist ideas and terms and then traces some of the main points scholars in education have been articulating since the late 1970s. Following this trajectory, Anyon details how social class analysis has developed in research and theory, how understanding the roles of education in society is influenced by a Marxian lens, how the failures of urban school reform can be understood through the lens of political economy, and how cultural analysis has laid the foundation for critical pedagogy in US classrooms. She assesses ways neo-Marxist thought can contribute to our understanding of issues that have arisen more recently and how a Marxist analysis can be important to an adequate understanding and transformation of the future of education and the economy. By exemplifying what is relevant in Marx, and replacing that which has been outdone by historical events, "Marx and Education" aims to restore the utility of Marxism as a theoretical and practical tool for educators. The table of contente includes the following chapters: (1) Neo-Marxism in Education, 1970s - 1980s; (2) Neo-Marxism in Education, 1990 - 2005; (3) Current Issues: Economic Problems, Education Policies; and (4) Extending Marxist Theory and Practice.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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