Marketisation Policies

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  • Marketisation Policies
    • What is it?
      • The process of creating competition amongst schools to attain pupils.
      • Introduced in the 1988 educational reform act
        • Gave schools funding for each student they have.
          • The process of creating competition amongst schools to attain pupils.
      • Favoured by neoliberals
        • Believe that the schools that give students what they want/need will succeed.
    • Marketisation reproduces inequality
    • League tables
      • Schools get more funding for being higher in league tables based on the schools results
        • They will try to attract middle-class students as they see them as their best chance to get better results, more funding, and attract more m/c students.
          • The unpopular schools are left with the W/C students that have less less advantages, meaning they get less funding again.
      • Bartlett claims that this leads to:
        • Cream-Skimming: Selecting higher ability pupils that achieve more and cost less to teach
        • Avoiding pupils with learning difficulties and those likely to get poor results, as it will damage the league table position
    • Gillborn + Yodell: A-C economy and educational triage.
      • Schools concentrate everything on those who have the highest potential.
      • Schools categorise pupils into 'pass anyway', 'those with potential', and 'hopeless cases'
        • Linked to labelling
    • Parental Choice
      • M/C parents have the economic and cultural capital to choose 'good' schools.
      • The Myth of Parentocracy
        • It is made to sound like parents get fair choice, but M/C parents actually have more choice.


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