FUNCTIONALISM AND EDUCATION

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FUNCTIONALISM AND EDUCATION

EACH PART OF SOC PERFORMS FUNC THAT HELP TO MAINTAIN SOC AS A WHOLE (OA)

Durkheim - FOUNDER

2 main functions:

  • Create social solidarity
  • Teach specialist skills

Ed passes on society's culture

Ed passes on key/core values, norms and culture to each new gen. Done through formal curriculum and hidden curriculum.

Ed teaches everyone the SAME norms values so that value consensus and collective conscience can be passed on every gen. This ensures that social solidarity is achieved.

SOCIAL SOLIDARITY = Part of a community. Without each person would pursue their own selfish desires.

Provides society with a trained and qualified workforce

Ed provides necessary skills, qual and talents to fill the 'Division of Labour'. This is why the curriculum is so fragmented.

Parsons 1961

Ed bridges gap between

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