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
- Social Solidarity
- Role Allocation
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