Download PDF by A. Green: Blair's Educational Legacy: Thirteen Years of New Labour

By A. Green

ISBN-10: 0230621767

ISBN-13: 9780230621763

Offering an outline and Marxist evaluation of Tony Blair and New Labour's united kingdom schooling rules, buildings, and methods, the participants during this fascinating new assortment speak about particular points of schooling coverage and practices.

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If there is an urgent debate still to be had about what an alternative curriculum could look like, there is also a need for active forms of accountability and democracy within schools, colleges, and universities. We need to bring educational institutions together in new ways at local and (sub)regional levels, rather than just going back to the democratic control of local authorities, because these too have changed. A-levels and diplomas should be replaced with a multilevel general qualification at 18 that entitles students to a range of learning experiences.

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Needless to say, the Pre-U quickly received backing from the Russell Group, and syllabuses in up to 19 subjects were expected to be available from September 2008, the same time that new A* A-levels began. This contrasts with the Russell Group’s attitude to the new diplomas: according to the Telegraph (23/11/07), their admissions tutors are “not likely” or “not at all likely” to consider students with diplomas, despite Balls introducing an “extended” diploma worth four and a half A-levels in University and Colleges Admissions Service entry points.

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