There are six manifest functions of education namely socialization, social control, social placement, transmitting culture, promoting social and political integration and as an agent of change (Javier et al, 2002).
Education also serves as an agent of social control. Schools teach us certain values such as, obedience, discipline, perseverance, respect and punctuality. Schools also teach us conformity; it encourages us to be good and to be a law abiding citizen.
Education also serves s an agent in transmitting culture. As an educational institution, schools perform conservable function in order to transmit the dominant culture. In going to school, the young generation
Education also serves as an agent of change. Educational institution promotes social change, serving as meeting ground where the society’s distinctive belief as well as tradition is shared; thus, education stimulates and bring about desired social change in society.
Education is one of the agents of socialization. In every one’s school years, he or she socialized as what the school institutionurges to do. In the primary and secondary school years, the students are taught about specific subject natters that are appropriate to the student’s age, level of skills, as well as their previous education experience. In the college years, more detailed knowledge of subjects are being focused with students; these are the subjects that they have previously studied while they are exposed into new areas of studies and research. From the kindergarten up to college, the school institution teaches the students about their roles as students, about specific academic subjects and about political socialization.
Education also serves as an agent of social placement.Schools identify the most qualified people that are suited for the particular positions in society
Education also serves to promote social and political integration. Educational institutions transfer the population that is composed of diverse ethnic and religious groups into a kind of society with people sharing at least a common identity.