Teachers, classes and the crisis

Robert Mackie
Vol 3, Number 1, p.28
In this paper I wish to argue: (1) that Australian education is in crisis; and, (2) that analytical philosophy of education and historical materialism, as two discernible tendencies in Australian philosophy of education, are also in crisis. From this I wish to suggest further: (1) that neither analytical philosophy nor historical materialism seems likely to solve the educational crisis in this country, and; (2) finally that the emergence of a ‘new right’ intellectual configuration in Australian culture will ensure the continuation of the crisis in a sharper and deeper form.