Sociologists views on education

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Bowles and Gintis
Come up with the 'long shadow of work' whereby school corresponds with what happens in the workplace. The education system clearly allows for inequality and keeps the rigid class structure in society - failure in school is from background, myth of M
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Althusser
School is a ideological state apparatus which means that it persuades the proletariat to conform to the ideas of the RC through false class consciousness and passes on their ideology in the hidden curriculum in ways such as conforming to rules
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Bourdieu
Each class has their social framework called a habitus,and MC have access to that of the dominant class, cultural capital - which is what the ed system is based upon. Pupils from WC don't possess, find it harder to work and succeed in school than MC
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Illich and Freire
Schools are repressive institutions promoting conformity and passive acceptance of inequalities - do this through rewards such as good grades. Learners are conditioned to accept through obeying teachers - hegemony and hegemonic control
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Durkheim and Parsons
4 functions of ed: 1. culture and social solidarity 2. bridge between family and society 3. human capital - labour force 4. allocating roles in a meritocratic society
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Schultz
Human capital - high levels of spending on education so that people's knowledge and skills are developed which helps bring around a successful economy
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Davis and Moore
Ed system is a means of sifting people into the different levels of the job market and making sure most talented get the best jobs. There is an equality of educational opportunity - everyone who puts in effort has a equal chance of coming out on top
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Chubb and Moe
State control of education is not the best idea as it means there will only be one school type and there should be a free market of education with a range of different schools to meet certain demands. Schools should be run like businesses - efficient
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Willis
'lads' study showed that actually the theories of most of the Marxists theorists were wrong because actually not every student conforms to the rules and ethos of the school, therefore not everyone in society will conform to capitalism.
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School is a ideological state apparatus which means that it persuades the proletariat to conform to the ideas of the RC through false class consciousness and passes on their ideology in the hidden curriculum in ways such as conforming to rules

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Each class has their social framework called a habitus,and MC have access to that of the dominant class, cultural capital - which is what the ed system is based upon. Pupils from WC don't possess, find it harder to work and succeed in school than MC

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4 functions of ed: 1. culture and social solidarity 2. bridge between family and society 3. human capital - labour force 4. allocating roles in a meritocratic society

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