Functionalism and education

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  • Functionalism and Education
    • Durkheim
      • Specialist skills
        • Modern industry needs complex skills of many different specialists
      • Social solidarity
        • School teaches us a shared culture which we can all identify with
    • Parsons
      • Meritocracy
        • School acts as a bridge between family and the rest of society
    • Davis and Moore
      • Role Allocation
        • Purpose of the education system is to sort people into their roles in society


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