Functionalists and Marxist Views on Education

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Functionalists and Marxist Views on Education

Similarities

  • Look at the big picture
  • Tend to ignore social interaction
  • Education has a huge impact on the individual and that it's closely linked to the economy and work

Differences

  • Marxists say education helps to reproduce and legitimise inequality
  • Functionalists say education passes on the value of meritocracy and lets people better themselves

Overall comparison

Education impacts the individual and economy however, this can be seen in a good or bad light

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