Between Equity and Differentiation: An Analytical Schema of the Social Function of Education

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Title
Between Equity and Differentiation: An Analytical Schema of the Social Function of Education
Journal
International Journal of Sociology of Education
Author(s)
Madero Cabib I., Madero Cabib C.
ISSN
2014­-3575
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
2
Number
2
Pages
191-213
Language
english
Abstract
The educational sphere has an internal function relatively agreed by social scientists. Nonetheless, the contribution that educational systems provide to the society (i.e., their social function) does not have the same degree of consensus. Taking into consideration such theoretical precedent, the current article raises an analytical schema to grasp the social function of education considering a sociological perspective. Starting from the assumption that there is an intrinsic relationship between the internal and social functions of social systems, we suggest there are particular stratification determinants modifying the internal pedagogical function of education, which impact on its social function by creating simultaneous conditions of equity and differentiation. Throughout the paper this social function is considered a paradoxical mechanism. We highlight how this paradoxical dynamic is deployed in different structural levels of the educational sphere. Additionally, we discuss eventual consequences of this paradoxical social function for the inclusion possibilities that educational systems offer to individuals.
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