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Functionalist Perspective on Education
Durkheim (1903)- Social Solidarity, Specialist Skills; Parsons (1961) - Meritocracy; Davis and Moore (1945) - Role Allocation
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What is social solidarity?
The individual members of society must feel themselves to be a part of a community. Social solidarity is necessary for social life and cooperation.
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Specialist skills
Modern economies have a complex division of labor and the production of even one single item requires the cooperation of many different specialists.
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What is meritocracy?
School and wider society judge us all by universalistic standards, in society the same laws apply to everyone. A person's status is largely achieved not ascribed; based on one's ability and own efforts.
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What is role allocation?
Education sifts and sorts people into appropriate roles suited to their own efforst and ability.
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What is social solidarity?

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The individual members of society must feel themselves to be a part of a community. Social solidarity is necessary for social life and cooperation.

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What is meritocracy?

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