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Durkheim - Functionalist
Functions of education; social solidarity and teaching specialist skills
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Parsons - Functionalist
Education is the bridge between home and work
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Davis and Moore - Functionalist
Education performs role allocation for future work
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Chubb and Moore - New Right
Education doesn't provide right skills for work, support marketisation - choice, funding by results
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Gerwitz and Ball - Criticise New Right
Competition benefits middle class
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Althusser - Marxist
Education reproduces class inequality by transmitting it along generations and legitimises it by persuading workers inequality is inevitable
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Bowles and Gintis - Marxist
School mirrors the workplace, hidden curriculum of inequality, myth of meritocracy
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Willis
Working class pupils attempt to resist indoctrination but this helps them get a slop in unskilled jobs
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