secondary schools determining their curriculum, and children’s allocation to secondary schools by the use of an IQ Test, but some argued that this could lead to cultural biases.
For these reasons and more, there was an introduction of a Comprehensive system of Education. This paper will critically evaluate two different political ideologies, as well as the social factors presenting barriers to academic progress. It will consider the origins of each ideology and make links to current government education policies.
Education in UK is highly developed. Every coun8try in the United Kingdom has its own separate systems and under separate governments. However, there are both political ideologies and social factors that present barriers to academic progress in the Kingdom. One example of political ideology that presents a barrier to education progress in UK is the Neoliberal ideologies. This is an ideology that stresses on individual liberty. The idea of liberalism originated in the 18th century from ideas of philosophers like Hobbes and Locks. They saw that an individual was of prime importance thus introduction of individual liberty. Liberalism asserts that the government has the responsibility to protect an individual’s rights and not to interfere in individual interests (Harvey, 2007).
Even, though, their arguments are justifiable, since every human being has a right to make their choices; this idea presents a number of barriers on the progress of education. For example, Education is seen as a form of business. Students are seen to be global capital, and their value is judge on the basis of their skills. In this case, this seem to discourage people to proceed with education since even though one might put effort in education and progress to the level one can, when out in the business market they are judged according to their skills and not knowledge. They are judged according to what their skills can offer to help improve the country’s economy. The idea of ...Show more