Marxist views on the role of education


A level


6m 40s
Marxist views are explained here in detail, examining the different Marxist theorists views as well as showing how relevant the theory is in understanding the education system today, as well as considering weaknesses of the approach.


David Bown

Laura Pountney

1. Listen carefully to the podcast and make notes.

2. What type of theory is Marxism?

3. Explain what Bowles and Gintis’ three concepts mean, give examples

4. Explain how education reinforces capitalist ideology

5. According to Marxists, what messages does the education system transmit to students?

6. What are the problems with this approach?

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