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The importance of education in meeting a society's different requirements isemphasized by functional theory. Socialization is perhaps the most important function ofschooling. Education is the primary vehicle for children to learn the standards, values, andabilities they will need to function in society. (Sociological Perspectives on Education, 2012).The functionalist perspective considers the importance of education in addressing society'sdiverse requirements. Sociology of education is the study of how public institutions/schoolsand individual experiences influence education and its consequences. It primarily concernsmodern industrial civilizations' public schooling systems, as well as the expansion of higher,further adult, and continuing education. The sociology of education comprises a variety ofideas, but functionalism is the one that most closely resembles my educational philosophy.The functionalist educational paradigm emphasizes how education meets societal needsthrough developing skills, creating social cohesion, and sorting students. (Glavin, 2014)Structural functionalists think that society strives for social balance and order. Theyconsider education as a critical component in ensuring the well-being of society. Socialrealism is structured and differentiated, and it provides the subject matter for social science.This explains why, at the level of observable event, individuals operate as role incumbentsand perform specified responsibilities regularly. Because neither could exist without theother, the relationship between instructor and student is very tight. Education is one of themost essential social institutions in society, according to functionalists. They stress the role ofeducation in two sorts of functions: manifest functions, which are the intentional and obvious

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