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Sociology

Education

TermDefinition
Education Acquiring knowledge and learning new skills
Formal Education Educational Establishments, e.g Schools, Universities learn knowledge across a wide range of subjects
Informal Education Developed through observing what's happening in everyday life
Functions of Education 1.)Serving needs of Economy 3.)Fostering Social Cohesion 2.)Facilitating Social Mobility 4.)Selection & Role Allocation
What did Durkheim say was the key function of Education? Transmit Society's norms and values, through the use of sanctions to make them respect the rules
What did Marxist Criticise Durkheim ? Education system transmits ideas to benefit ruling class
What do Feminist Criticise Durkheim? Transmits Patriarchal culture
Criticism of Durkheim Education system doesn't necessarily teach skills to prepare students
What did Parson call the Education System? Main agency of socialisation
According to Parsons what are kids judged on? Univeralistic Standards
What is it operated on According to Parsons? Achieved Status
What do Schools promote? Achievement & Equal Opportunity
What do Marxists Criticise Parsons about? Education System transmits values that benefit ruling class
What do Feminists Criticise Parsons about? Is Education system based on meritocracy or or Provide equal opportunists
Criticism of Parsons Question whether Role Allocation is meritocratic or Effective
Created by: Shahed-02
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