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Manton, Edgar J.; English, Donald E.; Flanagan, Jennifer; Dubey, Anvit – Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the ability of freshman college students to identify the founding fathers of free enterprise and of communism has improved. This study is a follow-up to four previous studies. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to College of Business and College of Education & Human Services…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Questionnaires, Social Systems, World History
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Omer, Sonia; Jabeen, Sadia – Bulletin of Education and Research, 2016
Social class inequality is deeply rooted in our society. All spheres of life are subjected to this disparity even educational institutions are no exception. Different sociologists have explored underlying factors behind this phenomenon. One of the most prominent figures among these is Karl Marx who believed that between the two classes (ruling and…
Descriptors: Marxian Analysis, Social Theories, Educational Theories, Conflict
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Payne, Christine – American Journal of Play, 2018
The author takes up Karl Marx's and Herbert Marcuse's investigations into the possibilities for expanding freedom and play. She begins with an analysis of the essential questions about labor that need attention before considering theoretical and practical attempts to render necessary work superfluous in the interests of free play. She considers…
Descriptors: Freedom, Play, Work Environment, Psychological Patterns
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McGray, Robert – International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 2014
In 1871, citizens of the war torn arrondissements of Paris, in the face of traumatic political and military turmoil, established a new local form of government. The Paris Commune, as this government became known as in the English world, attracted attention for its alternative political-economic organization. One notable commentator was Karl Marx…
Descriptors: Marxian Analysis, Critical Theory, Educational Practices, Adult Education
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Fellner, Gene – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2014
I contrast the lenses that Norman Mailer, Herbert Marcuse, and Karl Marx bring to their analyses of social life, exploring the contributions and limits of their respective approaches. I then propose what I call a "multilectical" theoretical lens that encompasses the strengths of all three and leans on the insights of post-Marxist…
Descriptors: Marxian Analysis, Social Theories, Educational Theories, Social Systems
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Pavlidis, Periklis – Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 2012
This paper aims at identifying the characteristics acquired by the university under the regime of academic capitalism. It also attempts to put forward their antinomic relationship to the essential properties of academic activity, perceived in the light of the concept of "universal labour" introduced by Karl Marx. (Contains 1 note.)
Descriptors: Social Systems, Commercialization, College Administration, Colleges
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Bainbridge, Alan – International Review of Education, 2020
The negative impact of human activity has been known throughout history. The epic tale of Gilgamesh, Koranic and biblical texts all make clear the potential that humans have to destroy the world in which they live. Climate breakdown, biodiversity collapse and zoonotic diseases such as COVID-19 have also been predicted well in advance. The…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Correlation, Political Attitudes
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Thiele, Megan; Pan, Yung-Yi Dian; Molina, Devin – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2016
Karl Marx's revolutionary call, "Workers of the World Unite," resonates with many in today's society. This article describes and assesses an easily reproducible classroom activity that simulates both alienating, and perhaps more importantly, non-alienating states of production as described by Marx. This hands-on learning activity gives…
Descriptors: Alienation, Political Attitudes, College Students, Two Year Colleges
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Windsor, Elroi J.; Carroll, Alana M. – Teaching Sociology, 2015
Effectively teaching sociological theories to undergraduate students is challenging. Students often enroll in theory courses due to major requirements, not personal interest. Consequently, many students approach the study of theory with anxiety. This study examined the effectiveness of an experiential learning activity designed to teach Karl…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Alienation, Political Attitudes, Sociology
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Pavlyshyn, Liudmyla; Voronkova, Olga; Yakutina, Marina; Tesleva, Elena – Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 2019
The idea of regarding consistency in the nature and society originated in ancient philosophy in the form of a general concept of livability and integrity of being. The problem of consistency of social life was the focus of such thinkers of XIX-XX centuries, as Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Pitirim Sorokin,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Moral Values, Philosophy, Social Life
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Manton, Edgar J.; English, Donald E. – College Student Journal, 2008
The problem of this study was to determine the number of first semester college freshmen who could correctly identify the individuals who are generally considered the "fathers" of communism and capitalism. A questionnaire was administered to 241 freshmen students enrolled in English 101, College Reading and Writing, at Texas A&M…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Social Systems, Economics, Identification
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Rao, S. Srinivasa; Singh, Smriti – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2018
Karl Emil Maximilian Weber (1864-1920), more widely known as Max Weber, is credited with numerous contributions to modern sociology and is considered one of the pillars of the discipline along with Karl Marx and Emile Durkheim. Marx (1818-1883) was an established predecessor from Germany whose study of the nineteenth-century European society was…
Descriptors: Educational Sociology, Change Agents, Recognition (Achievement), Criticism
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Coelho, Heitor – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2018
With education technology pointing to an ever-increasing automation of educational activities, a few enthusiasts go so far as to predict the replacement of teachers by robots. The present paper intends to take such declarations as a provocation, encouraging us to question our understanding of educational practices. That this possibility is even…
Descriptors: Robotics, Technology Uses in Education, Automation, Educational Practices
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Hanley, Chris – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2017
This article explores an aspect of Karl Marx's concept, praxis. Praxis is meaningful work, through which we fulfil ourselves by fulfilling others. The discussion draws on the author's work with postgraduate student teachers, where both students and author were researching their own practice. Reflecting Marx's conception of praxis as subjective…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Student Teachers, Graduate Students
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Winn, Joss – Power and Education, 2015
I begin this article by discussing the recent work of academics and activists to identify the advantages and issues relating to co-operative forms of higher education, and then focus on the 'worker co-operative' organisational form and its applicability and suitability to the governance of and practices within higher educational institutions.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cooperatives, Governance, Critical Theory
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