Social Class and Education

  • John Porter

Abstract

With the complex division of labour of modem industrial societies, education has become a major social function. It is important, therefore, to examine the way in which education, as a scarce resource which costs money, is distributed through the class structure. We shall discuss also some of the implications of a class-distributed education from the point of view of both individual rights and social development and survival. No society can move into an industrial epoch with so much of its creative potential incarcerated in ignorance.

Keywords

Income Hull Toll Dian Fami 

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Notes

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