Education And Politics For The 1990s: Conflict Or Consensus? by Denis Lawton

By Denis Lawton

Examines the ideological variations among the schooling rules of the 2 major political events within the united kingdom and discusses the emergence of those ameliorations in the context of the 1988 schooling Reform Act. It additionally appears to be like on the world-wide impression of the "New correct" politics on schooling.

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All levels of ability, with caring. Our aim was to achieve rigour in the school curriculum. Later, I was much influenced by Maude’s views in The Common Problem, and the Black Papers. The Black Papers responded to a strong national perception, that there was a vast gap between what people received and what people needed in education. Because of the fall in the birth rate and school rolls, I decided, when I took office in 1981, to go for quality not quantity. (p. 152) An essential difference about Joseph’s policies was that he rejected the status quo and sought radical change.

Contrasting interpretations of the Act would later provide a specific point of 32 Education, Ideology and the Conservative Party from 1944 to 1988 difference from Labour: although the Labour Party was by no means united on the meaning of ‘secondary education for all’, most Conservatives were sure that it did not mean multilateral or comprehensive schools. Official Conservative policy reflected the views of virtually all Conservative MPs, that different kinds of ability should be catered for in different kinds of school, and that the grammar school curriculum should be preserved for able children.

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