What is the Functionalist View on Education? A-Level Sociology Videos

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What is the Functionalist View on Education?

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Functionalism views society as a system of co-dependent sections, such as family, economy or education; which are united through a shared culture, known as a value consensus.

Value consensus is the agreed upon values that are important to a society based on each member’s perspective.

These co-dependent parts perform essential functions for society, thus holding it together. In this perspective, there is a desire to understand how education functions and helps society succeed.

This video includes concepts and sociologists such as:

  • Davis and Moore
  • Society in Miniature
  • Durkheim
  • Parsons
  • Meritocracy
  • Social Solidarity
  • Role Allocation

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