Sociology | Education - Functionalism & Marxism

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  • Marxism & Functionalism Education
    • Marxism
      • Althusser: repressive/ideological state apparatus, education has replaced religion
      • Willis: Not all students buy into the system, but WC can get their by their own accord - not ideal but still end up in same position
      • Bowles & Gintis: World of work and school correspond, the hidden curriculum helps to maintain capitalism
    • Functionalism
      • Durkheim: social solidarity, specialist skills, society in minature
      • Parsons: focal socialising agency, school bridge between family and wider society
      • Davis & Moore: role allocation and legitimation of inequality


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