Conflict Between Education And Education

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Conflict In Education Essay Education has been through broadly and quite significant changes since the early days in 1840s when a systematic educational structure was created by reformers like Horace Mann and Henry Barnard that helped create statewide common-school systems.The motivation behind the building of public schooling in the mid nineteenth century was to create social stability. They hoped that by making education available for all, it would help the diverse population have more things in common while also minimizing poverty and crime. Public education would additionally help better prepare the next generation, allowing for more opportunities in their future. Since then, the American educational system evolved and has made much…show more content…
The underlying assumption behind this view were that women were fundamentally different from and inferior to men...” (Tozer, Senese, & Violas, 2013, p. 130 ). In the 19th century girls were permitted to attend school but yet with controlled participation and only in the late 20th century women started attending college in a higher ratio. Education has several concepts but among the leading concepts are the functional and conflict theories. Although both functional and conflict theories consider the same functions of education, functional theory identify education as serving several functions for society and being a beneficial addition to an organized society. Functionalism sees education as a main socialization tool that promotes social integration, placement, and social and cultural innovation. Other functions include child care, low unemployment by keeping high school students out of the full-time jobs, and establishment of peer relationships. The conflict theory does not dispute these functions, but perceive education as keeping the status quo by maintaining social imbalance, keeping the lower classes as submissive workers and preserving the power to a dominating society (Barkan, n.d. para. 8). They understand the education promotes social differences by the use of tracking system and standardized testing and the impact of its “hidden curriculum” where per their understanding, schools
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