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Postmodern - Theory of Education
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Argue is has entered a postmodern phase where class divisions are no longer important.
Society is now more diverse and fragmented with the economy based on 'flexible specialisation'
Where production is customised for small specialist markets
Work on mass production assembly lines - first implemented by Ford Motor Company
Society now uses a post-fordist system which requires a skilled, adaptable workforce able to use advanced technology
Postmodern Functions of Education
1. Encourage self-motivation and creativity
2. Provide lifelong retraining - rapid technological change makes existing skills obsolete
Changes to the Education System
Has become more diverse and responsive to the needs of different individuals
Criticisms of Marxism
1. Correspondence principle no longer operates
2. Education reproduces diversity not inequality
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Functionalist - Theory of Education
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