Education - Functionalism

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Durkheim - society has things it needs in order to function

  • Shared norms and values 
  • Social insitutions 
  • Social cohesion and stability 
  • Socialisation through social institutions

Parsons

  • Viewed the education system as being meritocratic 
  • Believed that education instilled values of competition, equality and individualsim 

Shultz

  • Developed Parson's ideas and coined the…

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