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Marxists would argue that the role and function of education is to reproduce the inequalities and social relations of production of the capitalist society, legitimise these inequalities through the myth of meritocracy and to characterise the infrastructure of capitalist societies. However, there are competing viewpoints to Marxism such as Functionalists who have similar views to Marxists about the view role and function of education, however, Functionalists believe that education promotes meritocracy and creates value consensus. One traditional Marxist view on the role and function of education is to reinforce capitalist values through the hidden curriculum. …show more content… However, Functionalists also believe in value consensus between members of society as they agree a key role of education is to pass on values and socialise individuals using the hidden curriculum. This contrasts with Marxists who believe that society is in conflict - the Bourgeoisie (who own the means

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