Meritocratic Education and Social Worthlessness

  • Authors
  • Khen Lampert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 134-142

About this book


This book critically examines the socio-cultural role of achievement within education, arguing that the increasingly global demand for measurable standards of academic achievement is an expression of political ideology and the aggressive competitive reality of a neo-capitalist schooling system, resulting in many students feeling socially worthless.


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