To find the new world in a critique of the old: The contribution of marxism to education

Robert Mackie
Vol 14, Number 2, p.130
Marxism should seek neither to escape from a full understanding of the reasons for its recent negative trajectory, nor quit the field in favour of either modernist liberalism or postmodernist fragmentation. Apologetics and defeatism are equally unacceptable. Additionally, with regard to education in particular, marxists have constantly emphasised its imbrication in society and history. So assessments of marxism's contributions to education, made particularly at a time when its standing is parlous or at best problematic, need a clear understanding of the shifting demography of revolutionary aspiration.