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    1) Suggest three criticisms that other sociologists may make of the functionalist view on the education system

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    (Original post by yasmin_pp)
    Can you guys help me answer this question
    1) Suggest three criticisms that other sociologists may make of the functionalist view on the education system

    Thank you!!
    Taken from last years exam paper? Was writing this out earlier as a practice and my answers were;

    (1) Meritocracy (Parsons) is a myth as not all students in education are awarded the same opportunities
    (2) Marxists would say functionalist take a positive view on education and ignore the negatives of education
    (3) Functionalism assumes education is the only institution that can perform the role of teaching but in pre-industrial society, the family taught members


    Hope this helps!
 
 
 
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