Education - Policies

When was the education reform act introduced?
1988
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What did the educational reform cat introduce ?
>league tables >national curriculum >grant maintained schools >ofsted inspection
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What is a disadvantage with league tables?
Schools become competitive and only focus on exams
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What is a disadvantage of the national curriculum?
Restricts the subject choices students can make
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What is a disadvantage of formula funding?
Some schools receive less money from the government as they have less students. As a result the school cannot improve standards
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What is a disadvantage with SAT's?
They have no benefit to the student and increases competition, also increases stress
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What is the disadvantage with grant maintained schools?
Wrongly labelled as better schools
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What is a disadvantage with ofsted?
Don't monitor the schools for long enough
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What is meant by parentocracy?
Parents have more power and have a lot of choice about where their child goes to school. -> Ball, however, says they don't always have a choice
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What policies did the new labour introduce?
>compensatory education > Promoting diversity and choice >National literacy strategy > introduction of city academies
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What is compensatory education?
>education action zones >Aim higher programme >EMA payments to students from low income backgrounds > Proposal of raising school leaving age to 18
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How did new labour promote diversity and choice?
>secondary schools encourage to apply for special status > By 2007 85% of secondary schools had become special status > offers parents greater choice
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What is the national literacy strategy?
>introduced in 1977 by labour government >literacy standards in UK had not improved since 1940's > set a literacy target that 80% of 11 yr olds would reach a suitable standard by 2002
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What is a city academy?
>part of 5 year plan to improve education > focused on inner city >
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