Functionalist Perspective

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alevel Sociology (Education) Mind Map on Functionalist Perspective, created by giorgi.rebecca on 10/27/2013.

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Functionalist Perspective
1 EMILE DURKHEIM
1.1 focus on the positives of education
1.2 Social Solidarity
1.2.1 where everyone feels part of a society
2 Meritocracy
2.1 Functionalists believe that it exists
2.1.1 people work up to their status
2.1.2 charitable acts are redeemed
2.1.3 pupils are rewarded at school with good grades
2.2 Ascribed status: born into e.g. royal family
2.3 Achieved status: status achieved in society e.g. doctor/lawyer
3 PARSONS
3.1 developed Durkheim's ideas
3.2 purpose of school to establish universal values
3.2.1 Particularistic values
3.2.1.1 language spoken: more words are acceptable
3.2.1.2 Behaviour: stick up for yourself
3.2.1.3 Table manners: limited, legs up and no cutlery
3.2.1.4 Clothing: PJs in the afternoon, going out in onsies
3.2.2 universal values
3.2.2.1 Language spoken: racist/homophobic language is unacceptable
3.2.2.2 Behaviour: tell a teacher and report violence
3.2.2.3 Table manners: eating with cutlery and at a table
3.2.2.4 Clothing: acceptable (socially) clothing
3.2.2.5 Value concensus
3.2.2.5.1 shared or agreed values in society e.g. to respect other cultures
4 DAVIS AND MOORE
4.1 Education shifts and sorts children
4.2 Children at school are allocated a role in society at school
4.2.1 e.g. working class children are taught boredom

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