Discuss how far sociologists would agree that teaching the hidden curriculum is the main purpose of education.
In this question it refers to hidden curriculum by this sociologist mean that the hidden curriculum is a message schools transmit without directly teaching you. It can be seen as all things the pupils learn simply through the experience of attending school. The 5 hidden curriculums are competition, boredom, obeying rules and authority, hierarchy and differences between boys and girls.
On one hand sociologists agree that teaching the hidden curriculum is the main purpose of education. One reason sociologist would give for this is that children need to learn how to learn to compete, cope with boredom, and obey rules and authority, hierarchy as they need to learn the levels of jobs and that someone has a higher role than you, and differences between boys and girls. In their future jobs as they need to learn all these to serve the needs of the economy.
Another reason sociologist agree that teaching the hidden curriculum is the main purpose of education because education doesn’t just mean getting GCSE’S and good qualifications, you may get A* for every subject but at the end of the day this doesn’t mean that you will get a successful jobs. Without the 5 hidden curriculums you would not know how to compete to get the highest job possible which will mean that you will get a low paid job. You wouldn’t know how to cope with boredom which will mean you will be depressed with your job and would lead you to quitting. Without the hidden curriculum you will not know how to obey rules and authority which will get you fired and jobless.
Following on from this without the hidden curriculum your qualifications are simply worthless, yes it might get you into a good job but doesn’t mean it will last as your not fighting to be the best, your not going to listen to rules, you will constantly be bored your surely going to be sacked and what was the point in all that hard...