Introduction to Functionalist, Marxist and Feminist views of the role of education


A level


6m 40s
In this podcast, we introduce you to three of the main theories of education, exploring the role and function of the education system from these perspectives. You may also be asked about the messages transmitted by education, from these theoretical views.

  1. Listen to the podcast and make notes
  2. What is the role of education according to each of the three theories?
  3. What types of theory are each?
  4. Make a note of key thinkers and concepts for each theory.
  5. Can you identify a contemporary issue for each theory?
  6. In your opinion, which theory is most useful for understanding the role of education today and why?

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