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The Implementation of Labor Education in Schools from Marx's Theory of Alienated Labor— And the Issue of Socialist Core Values Identity

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DOI: 10.23977/avte.2022.040202 | Downloads: 13 | Views: 230


Yueyang Li 1


1 Anhui University of Arts, Hefei, Anhui 230011, China

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Yueyang Li


Alienated labor is Marx's original concept. In his analysis of alienated labor, Marx removes category obscurations and proceeds directly from the facts, and therefore, it is also the analysis of the general labor process. By analyzing the forms of labor, Marx pointed out that when workers passively and mechanically use their bodily functions for labor, it is a deviation from the essence of human, and that only free, conscious, and conscious life activities are labor in accordance with the essence of human. In the implementation of labor education in schools, "physical labor is the main focus", but should avoid choosing labor projects that involve only physical exertion and suppression of mental abilities, and instead use conscious rather than instrumental labor as the basic form, so that students can experience creativity and beauty in labor to achieve the purpose of education. Also based on the status of labor in the Marxist theoretical system, this is a necessary part of the identification with the socialist core values. 


Alienated labor, Labor education, Socialist core values


Yueyang Li, The Implementation of Labor Education in Schools from Marx's Theory of Alienated Labor— And the Issue of Socialist Core Values Identity. Advances in Vocational and Technical Education (2022) Vol. 4: 5-8. DOI:


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