This paper will explore different theoretical approaches with regard to the function that education plays in the society, drawing on different researches. In order to do so, the analysis will start with a broad perspective that outlines the place of education as one of the facts that form the social environment. Afterwards, it will turn to the discussion of the way education is able to help different minorities to integrate into the broader community of the people and eliminate the obstacles that exist on this way. Then the paper will explore the social dimension of education, focusing on the role it plays for the middle class. The next point of investigation is the relationship between education and a particular part of the society, namely a defined local community. Finally, the paper will show how education might be responsible for spreading the spirit of equality among different parts of the population.
In spite of the fact that various subjects provide people with the kind of knowledge that is considered to be general, the curriculum always contains subjects that will be required in future careers. In other words, while having control over one’s academic performance, a person is able to form a background for a particular career (Ball, 2003, p. 85). It is quite understandable that a teenager is not able to make a final choice about their future job, but it is easy to trace one’s inclinations as they are reflected in the academic performance. Indeed, education often allows people to get rid of unrealistic expectations about their future and focus on what they are able to do best. For example, a person might be willing to become an accountant; however, one has problems with mathematics. It is quite understandable that this might provide a hint that a career in accounting may not be the best choice for this person. As a result, one might explore the boundaries of his or her