Role and functions of education



-Hidden curriculum: means the informal learning processes that happen in school

-Durkheim- passing on the cultural values of society which helps build social solidarity

-Parsons- believed that schools provide a link between the family and wider society


-Althusser: reproduction of social inequality and legitimisation of social inequality

-Bowles and Gintis- correspondence principal and myth of meritocracy

-repressive state apparatus- means a social institutuion whose role it is to enforce the dominanr ideology by force or threat

-ideological state apparatus- means a social instituion whose main role it to pass on the dominate ideology of the ruling class

Role and process in school-

-Bernstein; restricted code (limited vocab) and elaborated code (wide vocab)

-Pupil sub-cultures: anti-school subcultures (rejection of school…


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