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in educational contexts this usually refers (in a pejorative sense) to an approach which discounts or ignores prior learning and experience. Thus a secondary school which takes no account of a learner's primary school reports or achievements would be said to be practising a 'fresh start'.
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a system of community school provision where a number of agencies are sited on the one campus and endeavour to work together in an integrated way - such as a secondary school with various health social work and employment bodies.
any doctrine stressing practicality and utility. In education it is often used pejoratively of approaches which focus on skills and training at the expense of other curricular elements such as cultural or artistic enrichment for example.
educational provision beyond the secondary stage most typically centred in college specialising in vocational courses.