Sociology Education KEY THEORISTS

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Althusser
Two elements in education, the repressive state apparatus helps maintain rule by force. The ideological state apparatus helps controls values and beliefs.
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Bowles & Gintis
The role of education is to produce obedient workers that will accept inequality as the 'norm'. Schools reward submissive behaviour such as being obedient, and punctuality. However, they won't reward independence.
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Willis
Working class can resist attempt to exploit capitalist
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Post-Modernists
Education now reproduces diversity, not inequality.
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Durkheim
Education teaches specialists skills needed for the work force. School creates social solidarity through being part of a community.
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Parsons
Whilst at school you are judged by universal standards, unlike at home. Education teaches children another way to cope with the wider world.
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Davis and Moore
They see education as allocating pupils to the jobs they are best suited to. They argue that inequality is needed so that we are able to give the best people the best jobs. Education 'shifts and sorts'.
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The role of education is to produce obedient workers that will accept inequality as the 'norm'. Schools reward submissive behaviour such as being obedient, and punctuality. However, they won't reward independence.

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Bowles & Gintis

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Working class can resist attempt to exploit capitalist

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Education now reproduces diversity, not inequality.

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Education teaches specialists skills needed for the work force. School creates social solidarity through being part of a community.

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