Lost generation? : new strategies for youth and education by Martin Allen

By Martin Allen

Schooling faces its personal credibility crunch as overschooling combines with undereducation to depart teenagers overqualified and underemployed. This e-book finds what has long past flawed in faculties, schools and universities and the way this pertains to the altering courting among youth, academic skills and employment within the early twenty first century. Combining their adventure throughout sectors, the authors current a entire evaluate of schooling and coaching from basic to postgraduate colleges. learn more... From jobs with no schooling to schooling with no jobs -- Overtested and undereducated -- Overqualified and underemployed -- misplaced in transition or transition misplaced? -- New instructions for adolescence and schooling

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51 Lost Generation? It isn’t just students who have been bending the rules. According to The TES (14 August 2009), in a Teacher Support Network survey more than two-thirds of teachers admitted to helping pupils ‘more than they should’ while QCA also confirmed an increase in ‘overaiding’ pupils in SATs tests. In August 2009, for instance, three teachers at a school in Bolton were suspended over claims they helped pupils with questions in oral GCSE language exams. Ofqual advises that teachers who subvert the system risk being disciplined by the GTC.

Not only are new resources and new methods of cheating constantly being made available but there are also more opportunities to purchase the services of those offering to write coursework and dissertations directly. A new online industry staffed by former students gives moneyback guarantees if detected (see Baldwin 2008). According to the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), 58 per cent of sixth-form teachers thought plagiarism was rife and 33 per cent estimated that half of student work contained plagiarism (TES 20 March 2009).

Excellence accordingly began with primary schools. Baseline assessments would be carried out on entry to an early start at nursery and 80 per cent of 11 year olds would be expected to reach the standards expected for their age by 2002 – 75 per cent in maths. This would not be achieved by using the discredited childcentred and activity based ‘Plowden’ approaches of the 1970s. Teachers clinging to this orthodoxy had produced a situation 31 Lost Generation? 20). 37). Excellence went on to set out New Labour’s more general intentions.

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