Functionalism

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Parsons (1961)
Wrote about meritocracy; individuals achieve rewards through their onw effort and ability.
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Durkheim (1903)
Education creates social solidarity and specialist skills.
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Davis and Moore (1945)
Role allocation; schools select and allocate pupils to their future work roles.
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What are the two key values of a meritocratic society
Individual achievement and equal opportunity
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Human capital theory
Modern industrial society is technologically advanced, so the skills of its workforce are its main economic asset or 'capital'.
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Davis and Moore (1945)

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What are the two key values of a meritocratic society

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