RoleofEducationInsert the appropriate words to complete the following criticisms of the functionalist perspective. If you get stuck, find the right word from the list below:

  1. Other perspectives, such as Marxism, believe that education only passes on the ideology of the __________.
  2. Interactionists criticise functionalists for their __________ view of pupils that sees them as passively accepting all they are taught.
  3. We do not have a meritocracy as functionalists suggest. For example, __________ and __________ are not the only factors that determine achievement.
  4. Some sociologists argue that the __________ and __________ taught in school are not particularly useful for life at work.
Missing words
  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Ruling class
  • Ability
  • Effort
  • Over-socialised