What Is The Importance Of Education

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Education is a vital part of our sociological existence. We are taught through informal education with everyone and everything we observe, and formal education is taught through institutions such as schools. Each method of education constructs us, brick by brick, to become trained and esteemed members of society. Because education is imperative for us as a society, it is subject to scrutiny and analysis from sociologists, as well as the general public. The way a particular geographical area approaches education could differ greatly from another; this gives sociologists a background for comparison. It also raises significant questions about why certain classifications of people, areas of study or even specific schools, have statistically higher …show more content…
Also notable are discussions around the issue of looking at sociology through a needed stable structure or with a view that conflict and change are vital to social development. Society can also be studied with a Positivism outlook that supports the need for a law-based and scientific study method, versus Interpretive Analyses, which aim to find meaning in interactions. Sociology is analyzed from an assortment of perspectives that utilize the aforementioned debates. Firstly; Structural Functionalism, which looks at society in its entirety and operates on an “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” mentality. A common analogy made in Structural Functionalism is comparing it to a living organism. “Each part of the social system, like each feature of the organism, has specific roles to play to keep the organism alive and functioning properly.”(Wotherspoon, 2014, p.11) Similarly; Critical Sociologies look at society in its entirety, but they challenge and critique the status quo; primarily through Marxism and feminism. These theologies state that inequality is the principal evil of education and can be interpreted through an array of …show more content…
The analysis of sociology allows us to understand and ponder social tendencies. It aids us in answering questions and solving social issues that are of interest. When applied to education ,sociology can help us relate education to many other aspects of our social lives and study how each one influences the other, if at all. It is vital to study education through a variety of perspectives. The various analyses assure that we don’t miss out, or overlook both ‘big picture’ and smaller scale relations. Debate can foster new ideas, and force us to think in new and wonderful ways. The growth of thinking comes in handy greatly when applied to education because it itself promotes analytical development and is forever changing in terms of it’s social

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