Role of education in society

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Evaluate the Role of Education in Society. Consider Issue of Gender in Your Response. Also, Consider How Such Factors May Impact on a Person’s Life Chances. Essay: Evaluate the role of education in society. Consider issue of gender in your response. Also, consider how such factors may impact on a person’s life chances. This essay will examine the role of education in society and an analysis of inequality in relation to Gender. It will discuss briefly education and examine the different theoretical approaches to education followed by an analysis of inequality using information on statistics of inequality in British education in relation to gender and attainment. This essay will Identify and evaluate key policy developments in education…show more content…
Education has been defined as “the social institute responsible for the systematic transmission of knowledge, skills and cultural values within a formal organised structure” (Kendall 2010: 462).The role of education in society has been available in the works of great philosophers and thinkers such as Plato, Socrates, Aristotle and Bernstein (Chandrass and Sharma 2004). According to Kugler (2012) children spark the imaginations of those around them when they share their stories and cultural background. Sir Ken Robinson an expert on creativity and educational motivation argues that imagination is a precursor to creativity, defining creativity as the process of having original ideas that have values and more often than not comes about through the socialization process (Robinson 2009: P 67). Education in the UK plays a dominant role in society as children most legally attend primary and secondary education from 5 years old until the student is 16 years old. According to Robinson (2009) the purpose of education in society has three core purposes; it has a personal value by stimulating, engaging and connecting people with their own sense of possibility. Secondly education has cultural purpose by helping people relate and function even in the face of diversity. Thirdly education meets the economic needs by encouraging people to be innovative and adaptable (As
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