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Copy of consensus and conflict theory

introduction to the social dimensions of education
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Angelie Angcla

on 7 October 2013

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Transcript of Copy of consensus and conflict theory

focuses on the struggle of social classes to maintain dominance and power in social system.
Some social theorists argued that Marx's theory was characterized by class conflicts between bourgeoisie and proletariat.
Consensus And Conflict Theory
Consensus Theories
emphasizes on social order, stability and social regulation
Conflict Theories
examine value integration in society.
Consensus Theorist
Conflict Theorist
examine conflicts of interest and the coercion that holds society together in the faces of these stresses.
focuses on the heterogeneous nature of society and the differential distribution of political and social power.
Horton and Hunt (1984)
focuses on the heterogeneous nature of society and the differential distribution of political and social power.
Conflict theorists ask how schools contribute to the unequal distribution of people into jobs in society so that more powerful members of society maintain the best and the less powerful groups
often women, racial and ethnic groups
often minority groups, are allocated to lower ranks in society.
The larger the issue for conflict theorist is the role that education plays in maintaining the prestige, power and economic and social position of the dominant group in society (Ballantine and Spade, 2004).
The conflict perspective
assumes that social behavior is best understood in terms of conflicts or tensions between competing groups.
Karl Marx
focuses on the struggles of social classes to maintain dominance and power in social system. It is a theory or collection of theories which places emphasis on conflict in human society.
The conflict model is concerned with the stresses and conflicts that emerge in society because of competition over scarce resources. It focuses on the inequalities that are built into social structures rather than on those that emerge because of personal characteristics.
Social structures produce patterns of inequality
in the distribution of scarce resources
Conflict
Reorganization and
change
The Conflict Model
Conflict theory deals with the incompatible aspects of society
Conflict theorists are interested in how society's institutions - the family, government religion, education and the media - may help to maintain
the privileges of some groups and keep others in a subservient position.
Consensus theory is sociological perspective or collection of theories, in which social order and stability/social regulation form the base of emphasis. It is concerned with the maintenance or continuation of social order in society in relation to accepted norms, values, rules and regulations.
DOMINANT SOCIAL THEORISTS
Karl Marx
Emile Durkheim
Max Weber
PROMINENT SOCIAL THEORISTS
Talcott Parsons & Robert Merton
Louis Althusser & Ralph Dahrendorf
Herbert Mead & Herbert Blumer
Conflict is a clash between ideas, principles and people
bourgeoisie means rich owners and proletariat means poor owners.
STATUS CULTURES
refers to groups in society with similar interests and positions in the status hierarchy.
Reported by:
Noemi Barredo
Bernadine Arroyo
Angelie Angcla
Thanks for watching! God bless!
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