Functionalism - Education


Functionalism - Education

  • Education passes on society's culture from one generation to the next, including shared norms and values.
  • This provides social solidarity and cohesion for society.
  • Schools and educational institutions act as a form of social control.
  • Education legitimises social inequality.
  • Education provides a trained labour workforce.


- The importance of education in preventing anomie (normlessness).

-  Education teaches the skills necessary for wider society and future careers.

- Trasnsmits the norms and values of society.


- Education is the bridge from the family to wider society and the workplace.

- Education instills values of…


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