Functionalists see schools as socializing learners so that they can
a) Develop solidarity and togetherness. This is having a sense of belonging, leading to a more harmonious society.
b) Learn values of achievement, competition and equality of opportunities
c) Be prepared for the future workplace and the world at large, networking skills learnt by the students will be applicable even in their life after school.
d) Learn rules, culture, beliefs and national values.
e) Be aware of issuessing affecting their society and participate in providing solutions to the said issues .Such as social and political activism.