functionalism education

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one funtion of education
socalised into norms and values through secondary socalisation
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everyone achieves based on merit and achievement
meritocracy
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status based on position in society
ascribed status
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status based on merit and achievement
achieved status
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A major function of education is the transmission of society’s norms and values.
• Durkheim
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• School makes children learn to co-operate with other members of society besides friends and family, it is like a mini society.
Durkheim
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School acts as a bridge between the family and society, preparing children for their adult roles. It is a form of “secondary socialisation”
parsons
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• Advanced, industrial society requires a highly motivated, achievement-orientated workforce. By using the principle of differential reward for differential achievement, this value is instilled in a society.
parsons
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• Education is a mechanism for ensuring that the most able rise to the positions in society which are functionally most important for society. • Education has the function of “role allocation” – it allocates people to roles based on their abilities.
davis and moore
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. Links schools to the needs of the wider society and the economy.
good point
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understand how the socialisation process continues beyond the family.
good point
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armchair theorising”.
bad point
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Some pupils do not passively accept all they are taught and reject school values.
bad point
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. Does not investigate why different genders, social classes or ethnic groups achieve differently in education systems.
bad point
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absolutely ridiculous

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