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Schooling in capitalist America: educational reform and the contradictions of economic life

By: Bowles, Samuel.
Contributor(s): Gintis, Herbert.
Publisher: Illinois Haymarket Books 2011Description: xiii, 340 p.ISBN: 9781608461318.Subject(s): Capitalism - United States | Education and state - United States | Education - Economic aspects - United States | Educational change - United States | Education - Educational policy and reform - General | Political science - Economic conditionsDDC classification: 338.4337 Summary: Many recent books on education and schooling examine small pieces of the system to suggest improvements--teacher training and practice, assessments, school design and management, and the like. No book has ever taken on the systemic forces at work in modern education systems like Schooling in Capitalist America and suggested that a radical transformation of society is required to improve schools. (http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Schooling-in-Capitalist-America)
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Table of Contents:

Part: I THE CONTRADICTIONS OF LIBERAL EDUCATION REFORM

1. Beyond the Educational Frontier: The Great American Dream Freeze
2. Broken Promises: School Reform in Retrospect

Part: II EDUCATION AND THE STRUCTURE OF ECONOMIC LIFE

3. At the Root of the Problem: The Capitalist Economy
4. Education, Inequality, and the Meritocracy
5. Education and Personal Development: The Long Shadow of Work

Part: III THE DYNAMICS OF EDUCATIONAL CHANGE

6. The Origins of Mass Public Education
7. Corporate Capital and Progressive Education
8. The Transformation of Higher Education and the Emerging White-Collar Proletariat
9. Capital Accumulation, Class Conflict, and Educational Change

Part: IV GETTING THERE

10. Educational Alternatives
11. Education, Socialism, and Revolution.

Many recent books on education and schooling examine small pieces of the system to suggest improvements--teacher training and practice, assessments, school design and management, and the like. No book has ever taken on the systemic forces at work in modern education systems like Schooling in Capitalist America and suggested that a radical transformation of society is required to improve schools.

(http://www.haymarketbooks.org/pb/Schooling-in-Capitalist-America)

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