Understanding of Current Higher Education System: A focus on the Interpretation of Marxism Over Time

Volume 6 -Special Issue (December 2021)
Youngsik Hwang
Pages: 467-476 Download Count : 962 View Count: 1111 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.982875 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


This paper discusses the role of Marxism to understand the current higher education system in terms of the theoretical lens. Marxism has been the academic foundation to explain various regimes of communism in some areas of the world, and it still has an impact on the theoretical background to describe specific characteristics of industrial development over time. While prior studies have examined Marxism in terms of specific academic areas, such as economics and business but, there are rare studies that combine the current development of the current higher education system. This study provides the importance of Marxism to the higher education system and how the theoretical approach justifies diverse characteristics of current higher education development. Finally, this research shows the aspects of the revised Marxism framework that could explain the current higher education system and give implications for higher education researchers to reorganize the current educational system


  • Marxism
  • higher education system
  • educational purpose
  • revised Marxism framework
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