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Title: Educational crisis and social reproduction : The political economy of schooling in Morocco.
Author: Salmi, J.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3547 4618
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 1981
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This case-study of Morocco investigates the reciprocal relationship between schooling and society. for the purpose of understanding the role played by the educational institutions within the context of the liberal development strategy followed. The efforts of the Moroccan leadership to develop rapidly a modern, Western-like, school system reflect the belief in a framework labelled Extended Human Capital Theory (EHCT) and identified as the combination of four theoretical trends: Human Capital, StructuralFunctionalism, Neo-Evolutionism, and the Liberal Theory of the State. According to EHCT, the state must invest in human resources in the form of modern schooling because education raises productivity, enables modernisation, and contributes to income equalisation. To test the relevance and impact of EHCT, this work relies on field surveys on the characteristics of the student population, the determinants of academic success, and recruitment and remuneration practices. in the modern sector. The first part of the study explores the genesis and the main features of the contemporary educational system. After presenting the apparent symptoms of the so-called educational crisis, it investigates thoroughly the patterns of provision, access and utilisation of the scholastic institutions and examines how students are processed during their educational career. The second part focuses upon the connections between the educational sector and the economic and social structure. After analysing the political economy of development in Morocco, it details the mechanisms governing job access and earnings determination in relation to school qualifications. Finally, the findings of the research are summed up to demonstrate the degree of inadequacy of EHCT and to propose an alternative explanation of the role of the school, stressing its contribution to the reproduction of an unequal economic and social order.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Education & training