Free Essays on Marxist View Education

  1. Describe Functionalist and Marxist Perspective on Education.

    Describe functionalist and Marxist perspective on education. Functionalist Education can be described as the method whereby society continually passes on the knowledge it has gain from pass generations to the next or future generation. It is centered around and entails the teaching of the three R’s...

  2. Functionalist Views on the Role of the Education System

    (3) This refers to the Marxist view that the appearance that rewards are based on merit in education and society as a whole is not true – it is an example of false consciousness which makes society seem fair and inequalities seem justified. Suggest 3 ways in which education benefits society. ...

  3. Assess the Functionalist view of education. (20 marks)

    Assess the Functionalist view of education. (20 marks) Functionalists is a consensus theory that sees society as working well like a well oiled machine. In this essay I will be assessing Functionalist views of education with juxtaposition from Marxists, Interactionists and Feminists over the...

  4. Assess the claim that the main function of education is to maintain a value consensus in society

    function of education is to maintain a value consensus in society’. The term ‘value consensus’ refers to an agreed set of norms and values amongst society. Different theorists have different views depending on their sociological field; Marxists and Functionalists tend to have opposing views. Functionalists...

  5. Using Material from Item ‘a’ and Elsewhere Assess the Contribution of Marxism to Our Understanding of the Roles of Education in Society.

    Marxism to our understanding of the roles of education in society. Item A Marxists take a critical view of the role of education. Capitalist society is essentially a two-class system, with a ruling class exploiting the working class. Marxist see education as being run in the interests if the ruling...

  6. Masculinities and Globalization

    woman as their equal. To allow black women to step out of their stereotypes is too guilt provoking, for it threatens the complacency if those woman who view oppression only in terms of sex. She finds she is constantly being encouraged to pluck out some one aspect of myself and present this as the meaningful...

  7. A critical Marxist analysis of figurational theories justification of pain and injury within boxing.

    A critical Marxist analysis of figurational theories justification of pain and injury within boxing. Pain and injury has existed as a part of sports for thousands of years. However it is only recently that sociologist have begun to explore pain and injury from a sociological perspective. Most of...

  8. Outline and Assess Marxist views on Social Inequality

    Outline and Assess the Marxist views on Social Inequality (40) One view Marxist sociologists have on social inequality is that we live in a society controlled by the Tri-level structure where the Bourgeoisie oppress the Proletariat by controlling the means of production and the manual labour they...

  9. Using material from Item A and elsewhere, assess the view that women are no longer oppressed by religion

    Using material from Item A and elsewhere, assess the view that women are no longer oppressed by religion (18 Marks) Feminists see society as being patriarchal, therefore dominated by men. Functionalism interprets each part of society in terms of how it contributes to the stability of society as a whole...

  10. Using Sociological theories and explanations examine the view that the nuclear family is the ‘the best way to raise children’

    explanations examine the view that the nuclear family is the ‘the best way to raise children’ The sociologists who believe that the nuclear family is the best way to raise children are the functionalists and the New Right. This essay will talk and examine the view that the nuclear family...

  11. Do We Need a Welfare State

    monster on one side but from another perspective, it does bring with it a lot of good things. With this in mind, it all depends from which angle one views it from and hence making ita highly controversial and debatable issue. By definition, a welfare state refers to the state’s involvement in the provision...

  12. Marxist Economic Theory and Recent Global Developments

    ECON Mid –semester assignment 2 SS/2010/121 Marxist Economic Thought and Recent Global Developments Content 1. Introduction 2. Marxist Economic Thought 3. The Neo-Marxist Economic Theory 4. Dependency Theory 5. Globalization 6. Other Recent Global Developments ...

  13. Sociology Education eassay

    Asses the view that the main function of education is to reproduce and legitimate social inequalities Functionalism is a consensus theory which sees society as being essentially harmonious. It argues that society has basic needs, including the need for social order. To survive, society needs social...

  14. Political Correctness

    the detrimental effects of political correctness on society. It starts off by discussing where it emerged; elaborating on how it went from a general Marxist ideology to a less radical modern version. What is remarkable is the various ways it can be injected into our mindset. Two key versions exist: social...

  15. Assess the contribution of functionalist sociologists to our understanding of the family.

    important sub system – the basic building block of society that the family is made up of sub system that depend on the each other such as the family the education system and the economy, this is sometimes compared to the human body, which each organ representing something essential in society and in which all...

  16. Justice, a Tragedy or Conspiracy in Marxist perspective

     Justice, a Tragedy or Conspiracy in Marxist perspective Abstract Justice -A Tragedy- by John Galsworthy is an exposure of injustices done to prisoners .Falder a weak-willed clerk, forges a cheque to help a woman, who is ill-treated by her husband. He is sentenced to three years rigorous imprisonment...

  17. jkgiug

    observation Miller – Focal concerns, lower working class male subculture Matza – Delnquency and drift, techniques of neutralisation, subterranean values Marxist theories of crime and deviance Gordon – Criminogenic capitalism, ideology, crime as a working class problem Chambliss – Corporate/white collar crime...

  18. Postmodernity and feminist essay

    greater rewards later in a sexless life . However, functionalists argue that its function is not to oppress women but to keep society stable.and Marxists believe that religion oppresses the working class and serves capitalism not women Feminists argue that women’s oppression is shown in almost every...

  19. Assess the view that religion inhibits social change

    Assess the view that religion inhibits social change (33 marks) The views as to whether sociologists believe that religion does or doesn’t inhibit social change will be discussed throughout this essay. Whereas some sociologists, such as Marxists and Functionalists, believe that religion acts as a...

  20. Outline

    to the gradual evolution of socialism; The Fabians did not accept the Marxist interpretation of contemporary history They contended the historical processes endured and were difficult to redirect and reform, While Marxists tended to accept the notion that world revolution was imminent. II...

  21. the world

    predominantly a Marxist concept [20 marks] A hidden curriculum is a side effect of an education, "[lessons] which are learned but not openly intended” such as the transmission of norms, values, and beliefs conveyed in the classroom and the social environment. Although an important Marxist concept is also...

  22. Functionalists On Education

    Functionalist perspective on the role of education A functionalist’s perspective on education is to examine society in terms of how it is maintained or in other words how it is ran effectively. A functionalist exaggerates on positive aspects of schools such as socialisation, learning skills and attitudes...

  23. functionalist view that religion benefits society as a whole and its individual members

    functionalist view that religion benefits society as a whole and its individual members Emile Durkheim defines religion in terms of the contribution it makes to social integration, rather than any specific belief in God or the supernatural. Through this essay I will be analysing Durkheim’s views, as well...

  24. U wot m8

    such as Durkheim, society is a living, external organism, and its existence precedes its members; “society makes man (or woman)” in other words. Such a view of society has been massively useful for understanding the world we live in on a macro scale, and the fundamental propositions of the likes of Durkheim...

  25. Assess the View That the Main Function of Education Is to Integrate Individuals Into Society’s Shared Culture.

    Functionalists say that education helps society in three ways. These are; education teaches the skills needed in work and by the economy, that education sifts and sorts people for appropriate jobs (allocation function). Finally, functionalists say that education plays a part in secondary socialisation...

  26. Assess the claim that the role of education is to transmit the ruling class ideology

    the claim that the role of education is to transmit the ruling class ideology (20marks) Sociologists would agree that there are many roles in education but one of the main roles is to transmit a ruling class ideology, one perspective would be Marxism that see’s education based on class division and...

  27. ‘The mass media do not control their consumers; the consumers control the media.’ To what extent do sociological arguments and evidence support this view of the mass media today? (33 marks)

    ‘The mass media do not control their consumers; the consumers control the media.’ To what extent do sociological arguments and evidence support this view of the mass media today? (33 marks) When looking at ownership and control of the media it is useful to study developments and trends in this context...

  28. Foreign Policy of the Us Towards Cuba in the Spanish-American War (1898)

    been the first indication of America’s imperial ambitions – however, historical conflict persists when viewing the nature of this imperialism. Some view it as a state-directed form of expansion; others as adhering to a sinister ‘military-industrial complex’; some consider it an explosion of jingoism...

  29. Marxist Functions on Education

    Assess the Marxist view that the function of the education system is to pass on ideology and reproduce the existing class structure. Claire Jones Education is a vital system in most societies, and is compulsory for all children up to the age of 16 in Britain. There are many different ideas...

  30. health and social care level 3 unit 7

    provides a sense of safety security and belonging. Family on a whole builds the self esteem of an individual so that they are ready to access the education system. Parsons believed from birth and the early years of life that a human brain is like a sponge meaning it absorbs attitudes , beliefs and certain...

  31. The Concentration of Power

    state. Meanwhile, the pluralism model believes that power is non-hierarchal and shared among all groups of people. This paper dissects each models’ view of concentrated power, examining how and why they consider it an issue, and what they deem to be its effect(s). Some of the inconsistencies within each...

  32. Paulo Freire, a Christian-Marxist

    ENG 121 Instructor: Martin Ley Formal Paper #4 By: Valerie A Perron Date: 10-25-10 Paulo Freire, a Christian-Marxist In this paper, I will be addressing the topic of how Christianity and Marxism cannot be yoked together. Let me first state that the kind of Christianity Paulo Freire says he...

  33. P1- Explain the Principle Sociological Perspectives

    vital parts the flower will not survive. Functionalism considers that humans and societies have basic needs, and institutions such as the family and education are seen in terms of the contribution they make to meet these needs and therefore society needs. According to Parsons he believed that order, stability...

  34. Assess Functionalist Views of the Role of Education

    Assess functionalist views of the role of education. (20 marks) Functionalists emphasise positive aspects of schools, this is the idea of a ‘consensus’ perspective; where there is an agreement about what is valued within a society. These are like Emile Durkheim's social facts or moral regulation in...

  35. discuss the relevance of culture in the study of sociology

    a definite market value are certainly in a different class situation from those who have nothing to offer on the market. In view of this, we notice the importance of education ( Weber, 1947). Further, in relation to the analysis of classes, Weber disagree with marx on the question of contradictions...

  36. Family

    households but these households comprised of servants or other non-family members living in the same household Functions of the family {functionalist view} Functional families, functions of the family, Murdock, nuclear family, warm bath theory Functionalists see the family as being integral to the ‘functioning’...

  37. Assess the relationship between sociology and social policy

    perspectives hold different views of the nature of the state and their social policy it produces. As a result, each perspective tends to take a different view of the role of sociology in relation to social policy. Early positivists such as Comte and Durkheim took the view that sociology was a science...

  38. Marx, Engels and the Bourgeoisie

    document which proclaims publicly ('makes manifest') the ideas of a group or individual. The term 'communism' has several meanings. According to Marxist theory, it is the final condition of a country when goods produced by the workers are distributed equally to all, and where 'the state' no longer exists...

  39. Sociology

    – mental issue Labelling theory – by Becker Powerpoint - Simple view of causes of crime, - Social construction of crime and deviance – QEHS. - What is deviance & functionalism - Social construction of C&D - Simple view of causes of crime Need to print some slides Worksheet – How criminal...

  40. Critically Evaluate the Marxist Perspsctive of the Family

    Critically evaluate the Marxist perspective of the family According to Marx’s perspective, family is seen as an obstruction to achieve the communist goals, as it is crucial to passing the established order such as cultural ideals on to the next generation. However, Marx was focused on social class rather...

  41. The Reemergence of Confucianism in Communist China

    The revolution of 1948 brought about dramatic changes in China, however, these changes did not occur in a cultural vacuum. Even before the Chinese Marxist began their campaign against Confucian practices, economist Max Weber argued that Confucianism would be an obstacle to China’s progress to capitalism...

  42. Sociological Views on Poverty

    sociological views on the reasons for, and solutions to poverty. 1. Introduction For this essay I will assess the sociological views of poverty and what certain groups of people think about it. Poverty is very hard to define as it is very subjective and there are many different views on it which...

  43. Marxism and the Role of Education

    The role of education is to educate individuals within society and to prepare and qualify them for work in the economy as well as helping to integrate individuals into society and teach them the norms, values and morals of society. Yet there are three sociological theories that differ greatly between...

  44. Marxist Interpretation of "Underworld"

    A MARXIST READING OF UNDERWORLD If you are aiming for Merit and Excellence, you must develop in-depth, detailed responses with sophistication of ideas and fluency of style. This work will help you attain that. The following are incomplete statements/paragraphs for you to complete and memorise...

  45. Comparative Politics

    encourage innovation.[3] Social Democracy • A mixed economy consisting of both private enterprise and government-owned or subsidized programs of education, healthcare, child care and related services for all citizens. • Government bodies that regulate private enterprise in the interests of workers...

  46. Social Movements

    will be angered about how the resources are mobilized. These reasons are further supported by social movement’s theories which are derivation theory, Marxist theory, mass social theory, culture theory and resource mobilization theory. These theories to social movements namely, alternative, redemptive, reformative...

  47. ‘Every Sociological Perspective Has Its Limitations; However Some Are More Useful Than Others to Our Understanding of Society’. Assess This View.

    ‘Every sociological perspective has its limitations; however some are more useful than others to our understanding of society’. Assess this view. Society is a population of humans that share relationships, culture and institutions. More broadly, a society is an economic, social and industrial structure...

  48. Assess the Contribution of Marxism to Our Understanding of the Role of Education

    material from Item A and elsewhere assess the contribution of Marxism to our understanding of the role of education. As mentioned in Item A, Marxists take a critical view of the role of education. They see society as based on class divisions and capitalist exploitations. The capitalist society is a two...

  49. Education policy

    extent has marketisation of education encouraged equality in society?(20) Marketisation refers to the process of introducing market forces of consumer choice and competition between suppliers into areas run by the state, such as education. The marketisation of education is achieved in two main ways;...

  50. Miss

    individual’s social class identity is of major significance in influencing his/her cultural behaviour in today’s society’’. Explain and critically assess this view, illustrating your answers with reference to sociological theory, concepts and research. Social classes are groups of people who share similar economic...

  51. Assess the View That Marxism Is Not Relevant Today

    Assess the view that Marxism is not relevant today Marxism is a structural theory, seeing society and all its institutions controlled by the bourgeoisie to serve the ruling class interests. Traditional Marxism sees society divided into two classes: the ruling capitalist (bourgeoisie) class who own...

  52. Social Class and Education

    class is a complex issue that may involve status, wealth, culture, background and employment. In Marxist theory, social class is caused by the fundamental economic structure of work and property. The Marxist conception of class involves a collective group of individuals that share similar economic and...

  53. Theories of Education

    Functionalist and Marxist theories of Education in Society. The role of education in society has an important effect on society by way of transmitting cultural values and contributing to the social stratification or class system. Functionalists also referred to as consensus theorists believe education helps stability...

  54. Marxist View on Education

    elsewhere, assess the view that the education system exists mainly to select and prepare young people for their future work roles. (20 marks) As stated in Item A sociologists see the education system as performing a vital role in modern societies. Item A also highlights that the education system can equip...

  55. How Education as a social institution impacts the Caribbean

     Describe how education as a social institution impacts on Caribbean Society and Culture Several social institutions exist in today’s society and they are family, education, religion and the justice system. The Caribbean is defined as that area on the earth located between five and twenty five degrees...

  56. Functionalism and Education

    Functionalism and Education Evaluate Functionalists approach to education Functionalists believe that the educational system is a positive educational experience, which benefits both children and society. It socialises young people into cultural values, such as achievement, individualism and equality...

  57. How Does Marxism Explain the Role of Education in Society?

    How does Marxism explain the role of education in society? The sociology of education is the study of how public institutions and individual experiences affect education and its outcomes. It is most concerned with the public schooling systems of modern industrial societies, including the expansion...

  58. beliefs

    legitimacy to rivals; belief systems reject alternative worldviews by refusing to grant legitimacy to their basic assumptions. However, despite Popper’s view of science as open and critical, others argue science can be a closed system. For example Polyani argues all belief systems reject fundamental challenges...

  59. How Far Do Sociologists Agree That Education Benefits the Ruling Class?

    How far do sociologists agree that education benefits the ruling class? The debate outlined above suggests that some sociologists believe that education benefits the ruling class, however other sociologists may argue that education benefits everyone or just men. To address this issue I will be looking...

  60. Wbg World Views

    WBG World Views World Bank Group (WBG) is an institution that was created under the umbrella of United Nations’ mission to promote prosperity and reduction of poverty. The WBG is composed of the five following components, 1. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) This...