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Functionalism
Consensus theory
Main function of education is secondary
socialisation ­ teaches norms & values to
maintain a value consensus (social solidarity ­
united society)
Education maintains social order, without this
anomie would break out
Education provides work with a skilled
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Functionalism
Education is a meritocracy -> it is fair & based
on equality of opportunity
Education performs role allocation -> allocates
occupations to students based on their
skills/talents
Education can adapt to the needs of society ->
IT workers needed so IT became compulsory
through the nation curriculum (1988)…read more

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Durkheim ­ social solidarity
Education socialises students into a value
consensus ­ uniting individuals & providing a
sense of belonging
Pupils learn manners, respect, and hard work
which prepares them for later life (hidden
curriculum)
Education provides skills needed in industrial
society -> complex division of labour…read more

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