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Functionalist Theories in Educational Institutions
A review of strategic, adaptive and structural functionalism in terms of their appropriateness for educational institutions.
# 124883 | 2,000 words | 21 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Education (Theory)


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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.

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"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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