New Right

For the New Right, the purpose of education is to promote drive, enterprise and initiative in young people. This will come from encouraging competition between schools just as in a wider marketplace; education is a business like any other.

A useful overview for the beginner can be found here:

Discover More According to the New Right’s beliefs, the role of education is to instil drive

Students could then spend time researching examples of education policies over the last 50 or so years. From their research they can be asked to provide a succinct overview of the policy followed by a New Right commentary on the policy.

As an extension task, the following website contains a more detailed synopsis of the perspective with clear definitions of key terms as well as some questions to answer:

Discover More What was the influence of the New Right on education?

For anyone struggling to understand the basic principles of this approach, the above short video may help.


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