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The Educational Reform Act 1988 Jason Tran

By early 1980s, vast majority of children were schooled in a Aims of the Act:
comprehensive. Ensure education matches economic needs ­ new policies made under New
Vocationalism = introduced work-experience and new qualifications (NVQs &
Keneth Baker (Education Minister for Thatcher's Government)…

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The Educational Reform Act 1988 #2

Problems with Marketisation Parentocracy

Favours middle-class families over working-class families Miriam David (1993) describes marketisation as creating a `parentocracy'

Competition between schools affects quality of teachers attracted Gewirtz argues that middle-class parents have more economic and cultural capital =
(Good teachers attracted = good…


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