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Functionalist or Marxist?
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Education reproduces inequality by justifying privilege and attributing poverty to personal failure.
The education system plays an important part in the process of encouraging individuals to have a sense of loyalty and commitment to society as a whole.
Education reproduces a new generation of workers to passively accept their roles in capitalist society.
By transmitting and reinforcing the culture of society to new generations, education helps to ensure the continuity of rules and values.
Although school presents itself as being meritocratic, the hidden curriculum produces a subservient workforce, who accept hierarchies of power.
The classroom is a 'mini-society' which provides a training ground for the wider society and eases the transition from childhood to adulthood.
The education system is the main agency for ideological control. People accept their situation in life because at school they have learnt that capitalism is just and reasonable.
Schools help to a bridge the gap from the ascribed status of the family to the achieved status of society as a whole.
The hidden curriculum produces a fragmentation of knowledge so that ordinary workers do not become educated and overthrow the ruling class.
Schools promote the shared value of achievement - at school young people are rewarded for academic achievement with good exam results. This, in turn, socialises young people for their adult roles.
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