Education

Correspondence Principle

The correspondence principle was proposed by Bowles and Gintis and is the suggestion that education mirrors the workplace in its organisation, rewards systems and a range of other factors.

Slide 7 in the above presentation outlines ways in which school can be seen as ‘corresponding’ to the workplace:

After considering ways in which the correspondence principle has been evident in their own education, students are asked to find a series of images that reflect the correspondence between these two social institutions. These will act as an aide-memoire for the future.




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