Functionalist or Marxist?

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Marxism
Education reproduces inequality by justifying privilege and attributing poverty to personal failure.
Functionalism
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.
Marxism
Education reproduces a new generation of workers to passively accept their roles in capitalist society.
Functionalism
By transmitting and reinforcing the culture of society to new generations, education helps to ensure the continuity of rules and values.
Marxism
Although school presents itself as being meritocratic, the hidden curriculum produces a subservient workforce, who accept hierarchies of power.
Functionalism
The classroom is a 'mini-society' which provides a training ground for the wider society and eases the transition from childhood to adulthood.
Marxism
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.
Functionalism
Schools help to a bridge the gap from the ascribed status of the family to the achieved status of society as a whole.
Marxism
The hidden curriculum produces a fragmentation of knowledge so that ordinary workers do not become educated and overthrow the ruling class.
Functionalism
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.