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Durkheim
Social solidarity:
o Through generational transmission of norms and values
o The way in which schools are like a miniature version of society Prepares for adult
interaction and following social rules
Teaching specialist skills:
o So that individuals can take their place in a highly complex division of labour…

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Davis and Moore CRITICISMS
o Bordieu: middle-class children have a higher social and cultural capital and achieve more
qualifications than working class children. Therefore abilities have a limited influence of
achievement.
o Bowles and Gintis: middle class children gain high qualifications irrespective of their abilities
and intelligence, therefore meritocracy does…

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