policies of education

Butler education act 1944
Comprehensive system 1965
New vocational 1979
Education reform act 1988
New labour 2007-2010

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What was seen Asa great evil before the 1944 act?
Ignorance
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What was the 3 stages of free state education?
1. Primary 2.secondary 3.further education
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What is the tripartite system?
Made up of second modern, grammar school and secondary technical
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How did you get into grammar school?
The 11+ exam
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What was wrong with this act?
The 11+ exam was unfair / grammar schools offered a better life / reinforced social classes / if you failed the 11+ exam you was labelled a failure
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What was the aims of the 1965 act?
1.to break down social barriers. 2.everyones educational needs would be met. 3.cheaper to run as there is only one school. 4.local schools for local people.
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What was the problems with this act?
No choice for parents / more academic students may be held back by the less academic. / comprehensive May expect lower standards than grammar school / may not break down social barriers (streaming) making the tripartite system reinforced.
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What was the aims of the 1979 act?
To offer those to work on the job - the education system wasn't meeting the needs of the industry
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What schemes were introduced by the act?
Youth Training Scheme (one year training scheme for school leavers) / NVQ's / work experience / apprenticeships
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What was the problems with this act?
Jobs need to be created rather than training (FINN) / vocational studies are seen to be inferior to academic studies
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What was the aims of the education reform act 1988?
The new right brought in MARKETISATION and the pupils were 'customers'.
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What did the national curriculum do?
Forced schools to teach certain subjects as opposed to choice subjects
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What did league tables do?
Showed statistics of each school which are published in newspapers for parents to see which school is doing better
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What is formula funding?
The more children a school could attract, the more money they got.
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Key studies
Miriam David: power has moved to parents (PARENTOCRACY) / Chubb & moe: league tables and formula funding will drive up standards of schools
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Advantages of competition and change
Giving parents a choice Encourages schools to compete and raise standards.
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Disadvantages of competition and choice
Not all parents have a choice / inequality widens between better performing schools in middle class areas
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Advantages of league tables
Provides info to parents on which school is the best
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Disadvantages of league tables
League tables can be misleading / favour the middle class as they are able to move into the catchment area
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Advantages of the national curriculum
Everyone is taught the same material
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Disadvantages of the national curriculum
Lacks choice and diversity
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The aims of the new labour 2007-2010
It was an extension of the marketisation policy and spent money on compensatory education
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What was the 3 stages of free state education?

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