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ERIC Number: ED558107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 33
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Maximising Learner Success in Scotland's Colleges: A Thematic Aspect Report on Provision in Scotland's Colleges by Education Scotland on Behalf of the Scottish Funding Council. Transforming Lives through Learning
Education Scotland
The college sector has many examples where low learner success in specific subject areas has been identified and tackled successfully. In several colleges, programmes receiving attention through special measures based on careful self-evaluation often make marked improvements in a short period, with significant improvements in outcomes for learners. At this time of considerable change across the college sector, it is appropriate to focus on the reasons why some learners fail to achieve and to identify the conditions that promote success. This report evaluates how well colleges are providing and/or enabling those conditions. This report identifies examples where colleges have been particularly adept at this and also the processes and elements of change that lead to notable improvements in outcomes for learners. This aspect report evaluates current practice and identifies important areas for discussion and further development amongst practitioners. It identifies effective practice found by inspectors and sets out recommendations for improvement. In preparing this report, inspectors surveyed colleges in the sector and visited five colleges listed in Appendix 1. They also drew on the findings of other relevant publications and reports. They consulted with key stakeholders, including employers. The following are appended: (1) Colleges which contributed to the fieldwork for this report 23; (2) Glossary of terms 24; (3) SFC Positive outcome codes 25; (4) Performance Indicators 26; and (5) SCQF.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Scotland; Scottish Funding Council (SFC)
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)