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    Education and the State in Capatalist Society

    Aspects of the Sociology of Nicos Poulantzas

    H. Svi Shapiro
    H. Svi Shapiro reviews some of the major works of the French Marxist sociologist, Nicos Poulantzas. Classes in Contemporary Capitalism, Political Power and Social Classes, and a number of articles dealing with Western capitalist societies are examined to determine their implications for the educational process. Poulantzas produced an extensive and significant body of work on the class structure of modern capitalist societies, and the role of the state, ideology, and political practice. Because of the difficulty of his style, much of this work has remained largely unread. Nevertheless, his writings represent an important contribution to a fully developed radical critique of schools and education under capitalism.

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    Fall 1980 Issue

    Abstracts

    Education and the State in Capatalist Society
    Aspects of the Sociology of Nicos Poulantzas
    H. Svi Shapiro
    The False Promises of Community Colleges
    Class Conflict and Vocational Education
    Fred L. Pincus
    What I Teach and Why
    Selwyn R. Cudjoe
    The Scholastic Aptitude Test
    A Response to Slack and Porter's "Critical Appraisal"
    Rex Jackson
    Training, Validity, and the Issue of Aptitude
    A Reply to Jackson
    Warner V. Slack and Douglas Porter
    Philosophy of Education
    Some Recent Contributions
    Israel Scheffler
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