Education Journal


1988.第16卷第1期(Vol. 16 No. 1).pp. 2–13



The Socializing Function of Educational Institution — A Theoretical Debate

曾榮光(Wing-Kwong TSANG)




The theoretical debate on the socializing function of educational institution among sociologists will be accounted in this paper. The theoretical perspectives explicated will include Structural-functionalism, Weberian conflict theory, and the Neo-Marxian theory of reproduction and resistance. Inducing from the debate, the development, or even the progress, on the theoretical perspective, conceptual understanding, and methodological approach of the inquiry on socialization and education will be highlighted. It aims at introducing some current sociological insights to the discourse on education in Hong Kong.