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What is Bowles & Gintis' view?
Bowles & Gintis (1976) say that there is a close link between school and work. They say that there's a correspondence between pupil experiences of school and adult work:
- Pupils are taught to accept the hierarchy at school. Work also has a hierarchy.
- Pupils are motivated by grades to do boring work. Workers are rewarded with pay to do boring work.
- The school day is broken into small units. So is the work day.
- At school and work subservience(following the rules) is rewarded.
B&G say that the 'hidden curriculum' (things like being on time for lessons and doing your homework) prepares people for work. They also say that meritocracy is a myth which is used to blame individuals for not succeeding.
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Author: Lex26
Main topic: Social Studies
Topic: Education
Published: 07.04.2010




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