Functionalism - Education

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Functionalism - Education

  • Education passes on society's culture from one generation to the next, including shared norms and values.
  • This provides social solidarity and cohesion for society.
  • Schools and educational institutions act as a form of social control.
  • Education legitimises social inequality.
  • Education provides a trained labour workforce.

Durkheim

- The importance of education in preventing anomie (normlessness).

-  Education teaches the skills necessary for wider society and future careers.

- Trasnsmits the norms and values of society.

Parsons

- Education is the bridge from the family to wider society and the workplace.

- Education instills values of…

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