Sociology | Education - Globalisation

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  • Globalisation
    • Neoliberalism: resources are more effectively managed privately
    • Privatisation: transition to private ownership and funding
    • Marketisation: Once run by the state, now operate like private businesses. Still state funded but subject to free market forces
    • Globalisation: interconnectedness, same culture and interests, being part of the globe
      • Strengths: 1. See whether spending matches achievement 2. Comparing standards internationally3. Evidence for policy makers on what works best
      • Weaknesses: 1. The children's well-being has been relegated to secondary importance 2. Concerns over the reliability and validity of tests. Comparing Britain with other cultures is pointless 3. Damaging and wasteful effect of policy
      • Parties look at other top education systems, enforce their ideas to raise standards
    • Labour
      • 2015: If won, would have created elite force of 'master teachers' in all secondary schools
      • New Labour: National literacy and numeracy strategies
    • Conservative
      • Slim down the national curriculum to 'essential knowledge' in English, Maths and Science
      • Raising academic entry requirements for trainee teachers


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