Functionalism and Education

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  • Created on: 10-05-12 10:57

Two functions for the roles of education in society:

economic funtion - education system contributes to the economic growth by training its pupils to be a skilled and hardworking workforce.

socialising function - societies norms and values are transmitted to pupils from one generation to another. Through this is promotes a shared value concensus and social solidarity.


saw the main function of education as the transmission os society's norms and values. it is a way of creating social solidarity.. In education, pupils must leanr to cooperate with those who are neither family or friends. school is seen as society in miniature, it prepares pupils for interacting with others in wider society. Durkheim saw education…




Thanks! Thorough but concise :) really helpful!

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