Role of Education. New Right. 

module G673, role of education New Right perspective. EDUCATION OPTION! 

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  • Role of Education. New Right.
    • EVALUATION.
      • gerwitz et al & ball et al both say competition favours the middle class - use economic and cultural capital to access best schools.
      • marxists argue that education does not impose shared national culture but that of the ruling class.
    • CHUBB & MOE.
      • ARGUE UK EDUCATION SYSTEM HAS FAILED AND ARGUE IT SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO SUPPLY AND DEMAND
        • should allow control to be in the hands of consumers (parents and communities)
          • allows them to shape schools and meet own needs & improve quality and efficiency.
            • seen in 1980s marketisation of schools policy and current coaltion govt with free schools and academies.
      • argue for an end to guaranteed state funding for schools, irrespective of how good/bad they are and a change to a voucher system.
        • families spend voucher to buy education from school of their choice.
          • schools would be more responsive this would be main income. private schools now operate in this way.
            • parents pay fees in terms of their services.
              • BUT stae retains 2 key roles a) imposes frameowkr in which schools compete E.G league tables b) ensures schools transmits shared culture through hidden curriculum. national identity should be affirmed with pupils integrated into single set of tradition & cultural values.
                • BUT IS THIS POSSIBLE IN MULTI-CULTURAL BRITAIN?
    • SIMILAR TO FUNCTIONALISTS
      • believe that some people are more talented than others.
      • favour and education system run on meritocratic principles of open competition and one that serves the needs of the economy by preparing young for work.
      • education should socialise people into shared values such as a national sense of identity.
        • BUT DOESNT THINK CURRENT EDUCATION SYSTEM DOES THIS AS IT IS RUN BY THE STATE.

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