The National Curriculum Case Study

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The National Curriculum seems to pursue the route of a “… shared and authentic ‘national’ body of accepted knowledge and standards.” (Walkup, 2011). This appears to tell us that, with the National Curriculum, we are brought together, and taught the same subjects, and have similar attainment targets; however once difference that can also come out of this, is the level and standards at which it is taught, this is because different teachers will have different ideas as to how it should be taught. The education acts throughout the years have helped improve the chances of a good education for poorer or lower class families. One act in particular is the 1944 Butler Act, this is an important act as it is the one that instigated the three types of…show more content…
However from all that has been said, it is clear that there have been some drastic improvements to the education system over the years; which has therefore helped with the issue of social mobility, as children of working class parents can now access education. This could be down to that fact that all children now have to stay in some sort of education until they are of school leaving age, meaning they are getting the same level of education as other children their age – regardless of social class or ability. The schools and child care settings of today, are helped along with educational polices, reports and curriculums and therefore they should be no room for social discrimination, due to the arrangement of class based of a child’s attainment ability rather than their social class; this will therefore help with any one child’s chances of social mobility as they have more of an opportunity to gain an education appropriate to the level of attainment and therefore will be able to go in to the career path of their choice- if it means college then they can go to college and if it means university, then they can now go regardless of class, with the help of government
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