Role of the education system 

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  • Role of the education system
    • Serving the needs of the economy
      • teaching the knowledge and skills that future workers will need in a competitive global economy
    • Social cohesion
      • Schools help to reinforce the ‘glue’ or the social bonds that unite different people in society
    • Facilitating social mobility
    • Secondary socialisation
      • Formal education
        • takes place in educational institutions such as schools and universities where people learn knowledge and skills across a wide range of subjects.
      • Informal education
        • takes place when people develop knowledge and skills by observing what is happening around them in everyday life.
      • norms,values
    • Social control
      • learn: rewards/consquences
      • learn: motivation,discipline,punctuality
      • Schools teach pupils to conform and accept rules and adult authority
    • Negative: restricts creativity= robotic
    • Negative: bullying,peer pressure=depression
    • Negative: pressure of exams
    • Negative: "Setting" can damage confidence
    • Negative: W/C schools not as good as M/C
  • Serving the needs of the economy
    • teaching the knowledge and skills that future workers will need in a competitive global economy
  • Schools teach pupils to conform and accept rules and adult authority

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