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There are Similarities and Differences between Functionalist and Marxist Views, explain?
1) Both functionalism and Marxism look at the big picture - institutions and the whole structure of society. They tend to ignore social interaction - with the exception of Willis. Both say education has a huge impact on the individual and that there's a close link with the economy and work.
2) The biggest difference is how they see inequality. Marxists say education helps to maintain inequality and make people accept inequality. Functionalists say education passes on the value of meritocracy and lets people better themselves.
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Author: Lex26
Main topic: Social Studies
Topic: Education
Published: 07.04.2010




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