Maharashtra State BoardHSC Science (Electronics) 11th
Advertisement Remove all ads

Education and Social Division

Advertisement Remove all ads

Topics

notes

Education and Social Division:

  • For sociologists who look at society as unequally divided and differentiated, education – at all levels - becomes a means to reproduce social inequalities.

  • Scholars like Bowles and Gintis (2002) argue that workplace inequalities are mirrored in the organization of schools and that the education system reproduces these inequalities.

  • Scholars like Bourdieu (1986) analyze the relationship between education and economy and criticize the education system for functioning as the means through which higher classes reproduce their economic domination.

  • We go to different kinds of schools depending upon our socio-economic background and we acquire different kinds of privileges and opportunities.

  • Although the ‘gender gap’ in education has narrowed in recent decades, gender remains a challenge: for equal access to educational opportunities.

  • Gender difference is evident enough when we consider issues like the preference for a boy’s schooling over a girl’s, or high school drop out rate among girls, or ‘soft’ subject choices for girls.

If you would like to contribute notes or other learning material, please submit them using the button below.
Advertisement Remove all ads
Share
Notifications

View all notifications


      Forgot password?
View in app×