ASSESS FUNCTIONALIST EXPLANATIONS OF THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN SOCIETY (20)

clarke.ellie
Mind Map by clarke.ellie, updated more than 1 year ago
clarke.ellie
Created by clarke.ellie about 5 years ago
3
2

Description

Mind Map on ASSESS FUNCTIONALIST EXPLANATIONS OF THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN SOCIETY (20), created by clarke.ellie on 02/04/2015.

Resource summary

ASSESS FUNCTIONALIST EXPLANATIONS OF THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN SOCIETY (20)
1 INTRO
1.1 Functionalists are interested in positive functions education performs for society and the economy. Survival of society is dependent on education fulfilling its roles; members of society need to share the same norms and values otherwise society will have conflict.
1.1.1 MAIN
1.1.1.1 Functionalists claim that education system performs three main roles, teaching individuals the meritocratic principles of society, linking individuals to society and allocating future roles.
1.1.1.1.1 Functionalist Parsons argues that the meritocratic ideals of society are transmitted through the promotion of society’s norms and values. Through this role, individuals learn universalistic values which are necessary for society
1.1.1.1.1.1 Davis & Moore argue that education performs role allocation. It successfully allocation the right individuals to the right jobs through examinations and a fair system. This role is vital as a bridge between the education system and the economy
1.1.1.1.1.1.1 Functionalists claim that education links individuals to society; through the teaching of history, politics, law and citizenship members feel part of a larger social group; thus promoting value consensus. They believe that schools serve the needs of society rather than the individual and in this way the education serves a socialising role for society.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 HOWEVER
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 Post-modernists argue that Functionalism is a narrative which is dated and relevant for modern society. They argue that society is becoming fragmented and individualistic with risk behaviours as a consequence. Education cannot have any roles to play to a population of individualistic people in a collective sense
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 Marxists take a polarised view to Functionalism; they would argue that the education system serves roles for Capitalism in the interest of the Bourgeoisie. They agree that education is a Microcosm of society but is characterised by class conflict and inequality so its role in society is a negative one
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 New Right theorists like Chubb & Moe disagree with Functionalism over preparation for work. They advocate marketisation and argue that more change is needed in education if it is to serve a purposeful economic role in society.
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 CONCLUSION
1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 It could be argued that Functionalism is dated, exaggerates the extent of agreement over basic values, concentrates on the positive role of education, and underpins its theory on meritocracy and role allocation which is contested
Show full summary Hide full summary

Similar

Education
sophie terry
C2 - Formulae to learn
Tech Wilkinson
Biology Unit 2 - DNA, meiosis, mitosis, cell cycle
DauntlessAlpha
GCSE Maths Notes: Averages
Andrea Leyden
Chemical Symbols
Keera
Of Mice and Men
amyk4321
An Inspector Calls
Georgia 27
PSBD TEST # 3_1
Suleman Shah
Relationships in Streetcar
Alanna Pearson
Using GoConqr to study Economics
Sarah Egan
1PR101 2.test - Část 5.
Nikola Truong