Education in Sociology

Perspectives of Sociology:

FUNCTIONALIST:

see education as an agency of socialisation, which maintains social stability through a value consensus. 

Durkheim and Parsons:

Passing on culture - this  can be done through the hidden curriculum and the national curriculum as it creates a value consensus 

Providing a bridge between standards - schools are a 'society in miniature' which is a small scale version of society that prepares young people for the wider society…

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