Education & Social Order
McUniveristy and Ivory Towers
Education in relation to the state – like we’ve been doing with the other topics
o How important ideology is in relation to how we’re controlled
The most powerful thing we have in knowledge – becomes ideology
Education deeply embedded in ideology
o What is the role of the classroom?
Ideology to Identity: Socialisation
Ideology (ex: democracy)
o Freedom, tolerance, respect
Law, Media, Education
o Extension or practice of ideology
o These institutions normalise ideology
Socialisation: internalisation of ideology
o They impact how we are socialised
o Only guilty people go to jail – innocent people go free
Self: values, beliefs
o Very combative relationship between control and freedom
o We’re constantly being exposed to ideology
Can education be the great equaliser?
o Lowered population growth, raised life expectancy, etc.
o Has almost reached its peak – the increase in income in relation to income, it has not
improved in ten years. Positive impact has stalled.
Why does education attainment not result in economic attainment for women?
Should education focus on job readiness (skills) or moral development?
o Trent is focusing more on