Socialist Reconstruction of Schooling: A Comment
The appearance of two articles on education in a single issue of New Left Review (192) is indicative of the mood and spirit triggered by the collapse of the Soviet Union. Apparently, the time has come to take education more seriously and to give up the assumption that planning for change in education (part of the superstructure) has little value before change has taken place in the economic base of society. Paul Auerbach’s article, ‘On Socialist Optimism’, is highly welcome in this context, but the mistaken premisses underlying it need to be challenged.
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