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Meritocracy
Functionalist belief that everyone has an equal chance to do well within the education system and further society.
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Formal Curriculum
Formally taught in schools. Students aware they're being taught this, such as English or Maths.
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Hidden Curriculum
Students are informally taught this but are unaware. Includes norms, values, and beliefs.
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Equality of Opportunity
Everybody should have equal chances to achieve whatever they can through their own effort (meritocracy).
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Competition
When people or institutions compete. E.g. schools competing in league tables for higher results.
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Marketisation
People were given a greater choice when it came to schools. Different schools introduced (Such as faith, state, public) and introduced league tables which encouraged competition between schools and allowed parents to make an informed choice.
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Parentocracy
A child's education is dependent on the wealth and wishes of the parents rather than their ability. Parents get the choice when it comes to their child's education.
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Vocational Education
Introduced in the 1980s by the Thatcher-led conservative government. Brought practical/vocational training for specific jobs within an industry.
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Work-based training
Training that takes place in the work environment rather than at school. Allows students to gain knowledge on the job and for the employer to have an appropriately trained employee to do the job.
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Work-based training
Training that takes place in the work environment rather than at school. Allows students to gain knowledge on the job and for the employer to have an appropriately trained employee to do the job.
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Formally taught in schools. Students aware they're being taught this, such as English or Maths.

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Formal Curriculum

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Students are informally taught this but are unaware. Includes norms, values, and beliefs.

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Everybody should have equal chances to achieve whatever they can through their own effort (meritocracy).

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When people or institutions compete. E.g. schools competing in league tables for higher results.

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