chapter  4
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The Rejection of the Liberal Philosophy of Education

The Rejection of the Liberal Philosophy of Education I have argued in previous chapters that the main project of the 'new' sociology of education is the attempt to make the world better, the realization of a free and equal society in which dialogue would be the ideal form of relationship. Grounded in a vision of a just society, this view entails de-reification of the world of education. Things long unchanged

appear unchangeable. By de-reification, I mean the conscious realization that though the world appears 'natural' and inevitable, really it is produced and controlled by us.