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    • Education like other institution has both manifest (open, stated) and latent (hidden) functions.
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    • The most basic function of manifest function of education is the transmission of knowledge.
    • They also attempt to control and regulate Pupils behaviour, reflecting the social values of the society.
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    • Schools teach the “three Rs” – Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic.
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    • Among the latent functions school perform are transmitting culture, promoting social and political integration, maintaining social control, and serving agents of change.
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    • As a social institution, education performs a rather conservative function.
    • Through schooling, every generation of young people is exposed to existing beliefs, norms, and values of particular culture and reverence for established institutions.
    • School children are also taught the lives of different heroes and their contributions.
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    • Education serves as a latent function of promoting social and political integration by transforming a population composed of diverse racial, ethnic and religious groups into society whose membership share to a certain extent a common identity.
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    • Schools go far beyond teaching the three Rs by introducing the standards of proper conduct and good manners .
    • Education prepares young people to lead productive and orderly lives as adults by introducing them to the norms, values, and sanctions of a larger society.
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    • They learn punctuality, discipline, scheduling, cooperation, responsible work habits, industry and loyalty to the ideals of organization.
    • punctuality, discipline, scheduling, cooperation, responsible work habits, industry and loyalty to the ideals of organization.
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    • In effect , then, schools serve as a transitional agent of social control – between parents and employers in life cycle of many individuals.
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    • Education, as a social institution, reflects the interest of family and in turn prepares the young people for their participation in another social institution- the economy. Students are being trained for what is ahead in the world of work.