Social-Conflict / Critical Theory
I see from wikipedia that Critical Theory and Social-Conflict Theory have different pages…? Maybe Historical Materialism?
Social-Conflict View of Society
Society is an arena of inequality, conflict & social change. Society benefits a few at expense of the majority
Critical Theory argues that social problems stem more from social structures and cultural assumptions than from individuals.
Looking at education, a critical theorist might look at the following issues:
- Perpetuation of Class Structure
- Existence/Inexistence of Meritocracy?
- Conflicts (ex: conflicts between students, or between teachers and unions, or between teachers and students) and what these conflicts are based on (Gender, Ethnicity..?)
- Critical of the content of the school