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ERIC Number: EJ812455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
Is Small Beautiful? Policy-Making in Teacher Education in Scotland
Menter, Ian; Hulme, Moira
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v14 n4 p319-330 Aug 2008
This paper examines the extent to which political devolution has influenced the nature of education policy-making in Scotland, taking initial teacher education and early professional development as a case. Pre-devolution studies of the policy community in Scotland stressed the close relationships between the various stakeholders and the inherent conservatism that sometimes appeared to ensue from this. It might be anticipated that the removal of formal responsibility for education from the UK government in London to the Scottish Executive in Edinburgh might have unsettled such "cosiness" and also that the influence of New Labour approaches may be less prevalent in Scotland than in England. The processes of change in Scotland appear to have been less radical and at a slower pace than in England; however, they have been achieved through a more consensual process and so in the long term are likely to be more embedded than those in England. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Scotland)