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Asses the Usefulness of Feminist Views of Education

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Asses the Usefulness of Feminist Views of Education The education system is seen by many sociologists as a major influence on society. Feminists are just some of the sociologist that believe this and the overall view of feminists is that the education system is in place to maintain gendered inequalities; through these aspects of opinion we are able to link and identify with other sociologists such as Marxists and functionalists as to how the views of Feminists are useful to us in understanding fully the power the education system has on our society. Marxists believe that the education system is in place to provide a benefit to a capitalist society that is divided into social classes. ...read more.

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Functionalists also put across the sexual division of labour to be a good thing within society as it keeps an equal balance within society, the man being the 'breadwinner' and the women being the emotional role. Feminists disagree with both of these sociological groups as they see society to be perfectly normal as a patriachal culture. Feminists have found that children are socialized from a young age into believing that it is alright for women to be 'second in line' to men, they have found there to be many ways in which females are constantly but subtly oppressed by males within the education system for instance, gendered roles, gendered stereotypes and gendered language. ...read more.

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Marxists like functionalists are also in favour of the hidden curriculum but they see it as a place to fuel capitalism as it provides a strong workforce within society that are socialized to obey orders and work hard. In all the feminists view on education is extremely helpful as it provides a third perspective to the marxists and functionalists views. Both males and females have both been hidden from the existence of patriachal dominance but now as it is laid out before us we can see that the education system is slightly unbalanced when giving women a fairer chance in becoming successful. The education system has benifited greatly over the years due to this, creating a much more equalistic society, where everyone stands a fairer chance at succeeding. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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