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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.

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Marxists view of Education

Education is seen as a source of conflict or social division.

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