Functionalist Theories in Educational Institutions
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This paper examines three types of functionalism--strategic, adaptive, and structural--in terms of their appropriateness for educational institutions and finds that none of them, nor functionalism in general, is appropriate.
From the Paper:"The functionalist paradigm is a structural theory that assumes society tends toward order and structure and that objective scientific knowledge is possible. (Kuchinke) The structural aspect of functionalism pictures education as being similar to a physical body with the different components of education being comparable to different organs within the body and the body being a holistic organism that functions according to certain basic norms. This normative character to functionalism implies that it is a system of compromises in which..."
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