Spatializing Marxist Educational Theory: School, the Built Environment, Fixed Capital and (Relational) Space

  title={Spatializing Marxist Educational Theory: School, the Built Environment, Fixed Capital and (Relational) Space},
  author={Derek R. Ford},
  journal={Policy Futures in Education},
  pages={784 - 793}
  • Derek R. Ford
  • Published 1 August 2014
  • Education
  • Policy Futures in Education
Over the last two decades, educational theory has begun to incorporate analyses of space where formerly temporal considerations dominated. In this article, Marxist educational theory is spatialized by considering the school as (1) a form of fixed capital, (2) a crucial aspect of the built environment and (3) a relational space. The author begins by sketching Marxist educational theory, relying heavily on the work of Glenn Rikowski. Critically taking up Rikowski's call to center the social… 


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