Functionalists view of Education
The function of education is to act as a means of promoting consensus by socialising people into the norms that are seen to be important in a particular society.
They examine how schools help promote a 'consensual' society.
Meets the economic needds of society by creating a skilled, literate, hard-working workforce.
Selects and allocates roles for people, according to their ability in the classroom
It promotes a sense of national identity - through subjects such as history & english.
Marxists view of Education
Education is seen as a source of conflict or social division.