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  1. 2. <ul><li>Education like other institution has both manifest (open, stated) and latent (hidden) functions. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>The most basic function of manifest function of education is the transmission of knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>They also attempt to control and regulate Pupils behaviour, reflecting the social values of the society. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Schools teach the “three Rs” – Reading, wRiting, and aRithmetic. </li></ul>
  4. 8. <ul><li>Among the latent functions school perform are transmitting culture, promoting social and political integration, maintaining social control, and serving agents of change. </li></ul>
  5. 9. <ul><li>As a social institution, education performs a rather conservative function. </li></ul><ul><li>Through schooling, every generation of young people is exposed to existing beliefs, norms, and values of particular culture and reverence for established institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>School children are also taught the lives of different heroes and their contributions. </li></ul>
  6. 10. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  7. 11. <ul><li>Schools go far beyond teaching the three Rs by introducing the standards of proper conduct and good manners . </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  8. 12. <ul><li>They learn punctuality, discipline, scheduling, cooperation, responsible work habits, industry and loyalty to the ideals of organization. </li></ul><ul><li>punctuality, discipline, scheduling, cooperation, responsible work habits, industry and loyalty to the ideals of organization. </li></ul>
  9. 19. <ul><li>In effect , then, schools serve as a transitional agent of social control – between parents and employers in life cycle of many individuals. </li></ul>
  10. 20. <ul><li>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. </li></ul>

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