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- Created on: 28-02-19 09:23
The functionalist view:
1. Education builds social solidarity
Education passes on key values (this is called the functional prerequisite)
Happens through the:
The actual curriculum - This acts as glue to bind people as one - Builds social solidarity (keeps people as one in society)
2. Developing a Qualified Labour Force
£88bn is spent on education every year. Schultz (1971) said that this is huge investment in human capital (skills of humans in the future) is worth it because it creates a solid workforce for later
Allows for lots of skills to be learned fr a wide range of jobs; this is the division of labour.
Prepares for later society
3. Providing a bridge between the family and society
Schools are like mini societies (e.g. people responsibilities in schools in training for ones in life)
School provides "secondary socialisation"
School is the bridge between the…