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1 2 Specification • The role and functions of the education system, including its relationship to the economy and to class structure • Differential educational achievement of social groups by social class, gender and ethnicity in contemporary society • Relationships and processes within schools, with particular reference to teacher/pupil relationships, pupil identities and subcultures, the hidden curriculum, and the organisation of teaching and learning • The significance of educational policies, including policies of selection, marketisation and privatisation, and policies to achieve greater equality of opportunity or outcome, for an understanding of the structure, role, impact and experience of and access to education; the impact of globalisation on educational policy Education will be on Paper 1 3 The Functionalist Perspective on Education  Education performs functions that help maintain society as a whole Emile Durkheim: Solidarity and Skills  Durkheim identified 2 main functions...