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Which Marxist criticised vocational education, arguing youth training schemes are little more than cheap labour?
Finn
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Who criticised New Labour, arguing vocational qualifications are not up to scratch. They simply help to re-create old divisions in education between the classes?
De Wall
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Who supported EMA, arguing it has been a success by helping more working class pupils to participate?
Machin and Vignoles
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In 2008, the university of London said what of the Sure start scheme?
It helped kids from poorer backgrounds develop greater self esteem and health.
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Which leader introduced Ofsted?
Margaret Thatcher
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Who introduced New Vocationalism?
Margaret Thatcher
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Who introduced SATs and league tables?
Margaret Thatcher
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Who introduced city technology colleges?
Margaret Thatcher
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Define the national curriculum
A standardised curriculum followed by all state funded schools, for pupils aged 5-16. It also introduced ICT and business as subjects, aimed at benefiting the economy.
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How does Ofsted benefit the economy?
It leads to less failed schools and therefore pupils have a greater chance of gaining the relevant skills to become valuable workers.
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From what year until what year was Margaret Thatcher in power?
From 1979 until 1990.
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How did city technology colleges improve standards?
Treating the pupils more like adults can make them feel like learning is their decision and that they have more power over it. As a result, they may be more committed to it and more likely to achieve.
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How did city technology colleges fail to create equality?
Having two different types of institiution creates a divide between those who are academic and those who are not.
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How may marketisation and formula funding improve standards?
Schools are competing for pupils in the same way firms compete or consumers. This therefore pushes the schools to be successful in order to attract more pupils and receive subsequent funding.
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Who introduced city academies?
Tony Blair
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Who introduced the Sure start programme and EMA?
Tony Blair
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How may Sure start have increased inequality?
The programmes were mainly situated in deprived areas, where middle class families are less likely to live. They also operated during working hours which is inconvenient for the employed parents.It may therefore ignore higher classes which is unfair
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How may have city academies failed to improve standards?
The curriculum is influenced by the businesses who sponsor the academies. This may lead to less emphasis and achievement in core areas which employers desire. There may therefore be a negative effect on unemployment.
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What was the New Deal program, introduced by Blair?
This was designed to get people who had been receiving benefits for a long time in to work. There was a partnership between the job centre, the employer and training provider.
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Why would Thatcher criticize Blair's decision to reduce class sizes?
It increases costs (need more teachers to teach more classes)
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Who criticised New Labour, arguing vocational qualifications are not up to scratch. They simply help to re-create old divisions in education between the classes?

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In 2008, the university of London said what of the Sure start scheme?

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