Theroists beliefs on the education system

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  • Theorist beliefs on the education system
    • Functionalism (IGNORES DIVERSITY & REBELLION)
      • Teaches shared norms and values that are beneficial to society
        • Helps society to function smoothly
          • Education helps intergrate members into society (A SENSE OF COMMUNITY)
      • DURKHEIM
        • Perpetuates a sense of belonging and commitment to wider society
        • Shared belief in the cooperation of society
        • Team games = creates a senseof pride in a pupils school helps pass on these values
      • PARSONS
        • Induvidual achievement should be based on merit
          • Meritocracy
        • Induvidual competition = positive makes the maximum contribution to society
        • Exam system = positive
    • Marxism (INGORES REBELLION & CONFLICT WITHIN SCHOOLS)
      • Perpetuates capitalism
        • Teachers pupils obidience and are based on the ideas of hierachy
          • Creates false consciousness
        • Benefits the rulling class
          • Helps to rich stay rich and the poor stay poor
        • Taught to be motivated by external rewards e.g. pay packet or exam success
      • Bowles and Gintis
        • Hidden curriculum = produces a docile, easily manipulated and exploitabke work force
    • New right
    • Feminism (OUTDATED AS WOMEN DO BETTER)
      • Education is a patriarchal promotaion that ensure the dominance of men in society
      • Michelle Stanworth
        • Males are more iprtant than females
        • Boys careers are more important than girls careers
          • Senior positions in educatin are help by men therefore reinforcing the message that males ARE and SHOULD be dominant

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