Revolutionary Critical Education: In Defense of a Theory and a Challenge to Seek Out those who Practice it

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This article is a response to the debate opened by Marcia Moraes's interview with Peter McLaren, which was published in the April 2003 issue of JTE. As such, this article expands on the need for transformative educators to use Marxist political economy to analyze the role of education and schooling in capitalist societies. Specifically, the article provides an introduction to Marx's analysis of value production, argues that transformative educators need to take seriously the educational work of revolutionary organizations, and presents the analysis of value production of one such organization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-348
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Transformative Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003


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  • Education

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