Main function of education through different views - Sociology

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Evaluate the view that the main function of education is to reproduce and legitimise social inequalities (30 marks)
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Evaluate the view that the main function of education is to reproduce and legitimise social inequalities (30 marks)
Hi Scarlett

For this question, I would suggest using Marxist/Fem views and evaluating them with functionalist points.

Marxist:
Althusser (1971) - Ideological state apparatus
Bourdieu (1977) - Cultural capital
Sugarman (1970) - Collectivism, Fatalism, Present Time Orientation, Immediate Gratification
Bernstein (1961) - Restricted speech code vs Elaborated speech code

Each of the above as a 1 of 4 sections for this essay. Each section to be evaluated by a functionalist view (Durkheim, Parsons, Davis & Moore etc.). If you get this question in the exam, you'll be living the dream.
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