Meritocratic Education and Social Worthlessness

  • Authors
  • Khen Lampert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Khen Lampert
    Pages 1-8
  3. Khen Lampert
    Pages 9-29
  4. Khen Lampert
    Pages 30-49
  5. Khen Lampert
    Pages 50-65
  6. Khen Lampert
    Pages 66-84
  7. Khen Lampert
    Pages 85-106
  8. Khen Lampert
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  9. Khen Lampert
    Pages 122-133
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 134-142

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

education schooling Standards

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137324894
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Education Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45908-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-32489-4
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