A brief video I put together to help revise the Functionalist, Marxist and New Right Perspectives on Education – basically just some key points and evaluations for each of these sociological theories.
Functionalism – Social solidarity, skills for work, bridge between home and society, role allocation and meritocracy
Marxism – The reproduction and legitimation of class inequality and the correspondence principle
The New Right – Marketisation, league tables, the National Curriculum and New Vocationalism
The slide show goes through each perspective three times – each repeat has less information. The idea is that you can test yourself as you go….. It’s deliberately designed to be ‘no frills’ btw!
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