This study examines different training tendencies aimed at the students in two 8th grades in a school located in the socially disadvantaged neighborhood of Brownsville in New York City, USA. Brownsville will be considered a negative product of the economical inequality which capitalism produces. The study has a scientific Marxist point of view and is using the theories of Lev Semenovich Vygotsky. Through an analysis of the empirical material, which primarily consists of observations in the classrooms and interviews with the students, the study finds several major tendencies which the students are trained in: belief in authority, disciplining, and assessment, and from the last-mentioned floats competition and separation. The study concludes that all these tendencies are strongly expressed in these two grades because of the social milieu of Brownsville, that the tendencies also standardize the students and can be seen as reflections of capitalism.
|Uddannelser||Pædagogik og Uddannelsesstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||18 jun. 2014|