Emergency revision-Education

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  • Created on: 17-01-10 15:08

Functionalist Approach-

DURKHEIM- 2 functions

  • Transmission of norms and values
  • Create social solidarity

Parsons- Bridge between family and society

Socialization- into key cultural values such as:

  • Equality of opportunity
  • Individualism ( Personal self)
  • Meritocracy ( everyone has an equal chance to be unequal )

Child is judged by Particularistic standards in the family and Universalistic standards

Skills provision- Skills for industry

Role allocation - Allocates most talented to the best jobs

Davies and moore - most funtionally important jobs have highest reward ( making sure that the best people get the best jobs )


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