Schooling in Capitalist America: Educational Reform and the Contradictions of Economic Life

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2011-10-18
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A classic work of radical educational theory and a progressive economic vision of equity and equality in America's schools.

Author Biography

Samuel Bowles is research professor and director of the behavioral sciences program at the Santa Fe Institute and emeritus professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts. Herbert Gintis is an external professor at Ihe Santa Fe institute and emeritus professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2011 Edition: Schooling in Capitalist America Revisitedp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
The Contradictions of Liberal Education Reform
Beyond the Educational Frontier: The Great American Dream Freezep. 3
Broken Promises: School Reform in Retrospectp. 18
Education and the Structure of Economic Life
At the Root of the Problem: The Capitalist Economyp. 53
Education, Inequality, and the Meritocracyp. 102
Education and Personal Development: The Long Shadow of Workp. 125
The Dynamics of Educational Change
The Origins of Mass Public Educationp. 151
Corporate Capital and Progressive Educationp. 180
The Transformation of Higher Education and the Emerging White-Collar Proletariatp. 201
Capital Accumulation, Class Conflict, and Educational Changep. 224
Getting Therep. 245
Educational Alternativesp. 264
Education, Socialism, and Revolutionp. 289
Appendicesp. 289
Notesp. 304
Indexp. 333
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