Differences between functionalist and marxist views of education

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Functionalist: Serves the need of an industrial society, division of labour

Marxist: Serves the need of a capitalist society, class division

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Functionalist: Serves the need of the social system, socialising new generations into society's shared values, norms and attitudes -> social cohesion, stability, integration

Marxist: Serves the need of the capital, socialising new generations into the dominant ideology, obedient workforce, stability of…

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