Neoliberalism and the New Right perspective on education

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State two characteristics of neoliberalism
An economic doctrine that has has a major influence on education policy, They argue the state should not provide services such as education, health an welfare
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For neoliberals, what is the value of education
How well it enables the country to compete in the global market place
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State three similarities between the New Right and Functionalist views
Both believe some people are naturally more talented than others , both favour an education system run of meritocratic principles, education should sociialise pupils into shared values
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Identify one key difference between functionalism and the New Right
The New Right do not believe that the current education system is achieving these goals
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According to the New Right, what is the solution to the problems of state education
Create competition between schools and empower consumers to bring greater diversity
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According to the New Right, what are the two roles for the state in education?
They impose a framework on schools within which they have to compete (ofsted). A single National Curriculum, it seeks to guarantee that schools socialise pupils into single cultural heritage
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State some criticisms of the New Right perspective
Competition between schools benefit the middle class who can use their culture and economic capital to gain access to better schools. Low educational standards is caused by social inequalities and inadequate funding.
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For neoliberals, what is the value of education

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