Social Democratic Perspective on Education

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  • Social Democratic Perspective on Education
    • Social democratic perspective on education
      • Everybody should have an equal chance to succeed
      • A well educated workforce will lead to economic growth
    • Equal opportunity (Halsey)
      • Social class has a significant effect on educational achievement
      • Higher their class the higher their qualifications
      • Suggests schools aren't providing equality of opportunity
      • In demography everybody has right to equal opportunity
      • Inefficient as wastes talent
      • If people don't have the opportunity to develop abilities then the contribution to society is reduced
    • Education and the economy
      • Close link between education and economic growth
      • Modern economies need people with higher training
      • In last 50 years there has been more specialised education
      • School leaving age has risen and more young people are going into further education from different backgrounds
      • There has been an increase in vocational education to provide specific workplace skills
    • Evaluation
      • More people from different backgrounds are going into further education
      • School leaving age has risen which means more people from different backgrounds are in education
      • Not meritocratic
      • Vocational education has become devalued

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