Theories + theorists

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New Labour
Believed in diverse education with choice and reduce
Reduced class number to 30
Numeracy + Literacy hour was introduced to Primary
Increased number going to university
Education : teaches skills
Determines role allocation
Secondary socialisation
Social solidarity ­ norms and values of society
Meritocratic ­ people chosen by intellectual ability
Justifies inequality
Maintains inequality
Supports capitalism ­ ideology
Economic + cultural capital
The hidden curriculum - highly valued knowledge of our
Maintains patriarchy
Reinforces stereotypes ­ gender inequalities
Girls receive less attention ­ discrimination
New Right
Prepare for adulthood

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Prepare people for global marketplace- where you become
competition in further education and jobs
Ensure responsibility…read more


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