Functionalist, Marxist, Feminist, Social democratic and New Right perspectives on education

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1. What does Parsons see the education system as?

  • An agent for secondary socialisation, a minuture version of wider society with equality of opportunity and individual achievement as important factors.
  • An agent for secondary socialisation, a minuture version of smaller society with equality of opportunity and individual achievement as important factors.
  • An agent for primary socialisation, a minuture version of wider society with equality of opportunity and individual achievement as important factors.
  • An agent for secondary socialisation, a minuture version of wider society with equality of opportunity and little achievement as important factors.
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2. Who argues that there is a close correspondence between the classroom and the workplace?

  • Halsey
  • Bowles and Gintis
  • Althusser
  • Parsons

3. Feminists see which of the following as inequalities in education?

  • Gendered language, role allocation, gender stereotypes, discrimination and women hidden in the curriculum
  • Gendered language, gendered roles, gender stereotypes, discrimination and women hidden in the curriculum
  • Bad language, gendered roles, gender stereotypes, discrimination and women hidden in the curriculum
  • Gendered language, gendered roles, gender stereotypes, discrimination and women taking over the curriculum

4. Willis studies the 'lads' he believed they prepared themselves for work how?

  • Having a laugh and belonging to a workers union, this behaviour mimics that found in low skill, low status jobs that they were destinded to do
  • Working hard and belonging to a peer group, this behaviour mimics that found in low skill, low status jobs that they were destinded to do
  • Having a laugh and belonging to a peer group, this behaviour mimics that found in low skill, low status jobs that they were destinded to do
  • Having a laugh and belonging to a peer group, this behaviour mimics that found in high skill, high status jobs that they were destinded to do

5. Social demoncratic perspectives about education are what?

  • Everybody should have an equal chance to succeed in the education system this will lead to a well-educated workforce and in turn lead to economic growth
  • Everybody should have an equal chance to succeed in the education system this will lead to a well-educated workforce and in turn lead to population growth
  • Everybody should have an equal chance to succeed in the education system this will lead to a badly-educated workforce and in turn lead to economic growth
  • Everybody should have an no chance to succeed in the education system this will lead to a well-educcated workforce and in turn lead to economic growth

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