The role of education in society: key studies and findings

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Durkheim
Creating social solidarity and teaching specialist skills
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Parsons
Focal socialising agency; universalistic standards; achieved status rather than ascribed
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Davis and Moore
Role allocation
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Blau and Duncan
Provides human capital
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Chubb and Moe
Marketisation through vouchers should be implemented
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Gerwitz and Ball
Competition between schools benefits the middle class
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Althusser
Repressive state apparatuses and ideological state apparatuses; reproduces and legitimises class inequality
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Bowles and Gintis
Reproduces an obedient workforce that will accept inequality as inevitable; correspondence principle through hidden curriculum
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Cohen
Youth training schemes serve capitalism
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Willis
Working class pupils can resist attempts to indoctrinate them through lads' counter-culture
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Marrow and Torres
Marxists take a 'class first' approach
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MacDonald
Bowles and Gintis ignore that schools reproduce patriarchy too
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McRobbie
Females are largely absent from Willis' study
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