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Sociology 2167A/B
Kim Luton

Chapter 13As we spend a lot of our childhood at school its is obvious that the educational system and schooling process affects many aspects of our livesIncluding the way we think and our point of view on different topicsFunctions of education1SocializationSchools are key part of socialisation in the earlier years of life We learn about the the norms and values of the society we live inSchools have a formal curriculum and a hidden curriculum Formal curriculum consists of learning to read write etc Hidden curriculum teaches us informal knowledge for us to function properly in society For example learning how to deal with peers and teachers authority and learning the many norms that society hasThis view of education fulfilling the needs of society is part of a sociological view call functionalismAccording to parson 1959 a key function of schools is to redirect yo
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