Social policy in education

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  • social policy in education
  • 1870
    • 1944
      • 1983
        • 1988
          • 1993
            • 1997
              • 2010
                • 2015
                  • conservative gov today
                  • raising standards through marketisation from the outside, privitise education, services to companies to get profit
                    • further academisation to reduce state control, cola-isation of schools
                • coalition government
                • to raise standards but reduce spending due to economic crisis
                  • EMA cut, tuition fees tripled, new A* grade, tougher ofsted inspections, tightly controlled bursary, academies
                    • standards rsie, wc put off uni but more vocational options due to apprenticeship programme. only reproduced social inequalities
              • new labour
              • continue raising standards to promote equality of opportunity
                • EMA, surestart centres, aimhigher, academies to replace failing schools, value to league tables, tutions fees
                  • early academies did improve standards, widened participation for working class, minorities, tutuion fees put off some wc students
            • education act
            • to further create choice for parents and marketise
              • allowed schools to have specialist status, give parents more choice
                • schools received extra funding for specialist facilities which meant good results in those subjects
          • education reform act
          • raise standards in education by creating a free market principle to increase competition and choice (marketisation)
            • national curriculum, SATs and GCSE's, ofsted inspections, league tables
              • parentocracy (parent power through choice), funding formula
                • competition did raise standards, cream-skimming, middle class skilled choosers, laague tables shown attainment not achievement
        • 1965
          • comprehensivisation
          • equality of opportunity, one secondary school for all
            • tripartite system abolished, acess based on catchment area, all ability, not selective
              • lack of parental choice, banding  and streaming ked to class differences emerging
        • vocational education
        • provide training courses for non academic pupils and meet needs of industry more
          • YTS schemes, NVQ's
            • courses seen as less prestigious
      • forster education act
      • equality of opportunity. introduce secondary schools
        • tripartite system, selection tests
          • pressure for 11 year olds, IQ test unfair, middle class more likely get into grammar schools such to c and m advantages, social inequality
    • Bulter education act
    • to create a skilled workforce and privde state education for all children
      • primary school 5-12
        • all children recieved state education regardless of class background


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