Functionalist, Marxist and New Right Perspectives on Education

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!

Related PostSociological Perspectives on Education Summary Grid 

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3 Responses to Functionalist, Marxist and New Right Perspectives on Education

  1. Pingback: The Functionalist Perspective on Education | ReviseSociology

  2. john says:

    The worse video ive ever watched. Does not give time to read whats on the screen before skipping onto next subject…

    • Karl Thompson says:

      You could always use the ‘pause’ button. Press the symbol which looks like speech marks (“) while the video is playing, it will stop (‘pause’) until you click the play button again.

      Word of warning though, you might find the instructions in the A level sociology exams somewhat more difficult to follow.

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