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Miller, Karl – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2014
In this reflective piece, Karl Miller looks down the lens at an ancient world, once his own. He does so with the help of a memoir, "Rebecca's Vest," which he published much later, in the mid-1990s: a mid-term report in which he describes how he became a reader and about what he read. With the end of the term approaching, he offers a…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Literature, Authors, Reading
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Kibble, Bob – Primary Science, 2012
In this article, the author responds to the recent article by Lynne Bianchi commenting on the Donaldson report, "Teaching Scotland's future" (Donaldson, 2011). He agrees that the Donaldson report has indeed been a catalyst to drive change across the entire landscape of initial teacher education (ITE) in Scotland. In fact, not only ITE:…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Science Instruction
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Higgins, Hillarie J. – Education 3-13, 2012
This article discusses the risks and possibilities of communicating and educating the child's emotional self in a formal classroom environment. Through designing and implementing an expressive arts curricular intervention in a Scottish primary school classroom, my research produces an example of how therapeutic notions focused upon health and…
Descriptors: Ethics, Classroom Environment, Educational Experience, Emotional Development
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Guy, Fred – Education for Information, 2007
The paper considers technological advances in relation to information education over the 25 years of existence of the journal, "Education for Information." Some key developments before 1980 such as the appearance of MARC and library co-operatives are mentioned along with key post-1980 developments including networking, the World Wide…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Information Science Education, Electronic Libraries, Foreign Countries
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Elwood, Jannette – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 2006
This review essay describes in detail two recent publications: "Formative Assessment: Improving Learning in Secondary Classrooms" (Centre for Educational Research and Innovation [CERI], 2005, Paris, OECD) and "Towards Coherence Between Classroom Assessment and Accountability" ("The 103rd Yearbook of the National Society…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Formative Evaluation, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Macbeath, John – Educational Review, 2006
The term "pupil voice" has, in recent years, become part of a wider discourse but tends to refer to a limited conception of young people "having a say" within the bounds of school convention. This article is about what Henry Giroux terms "border crossings," in which voice develops through a physical and intellectual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Cross Cultural Studies, Interviews
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Ewell, Peter T. – Assessment Update, 2004
One of the most ambitious and intriguing developments in higher education in the world today is the so-called Bologna process in Europe. An initiative of the European Union, this process began in June 1999 when twenty-nine ministers in charge of higher education met to begin creating a European higher education area within which the comparability…
Descriptors: Credentials, Higher Education, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
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Kazemek, Francis E. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2004
This article presents the personal literacy journey of the author that originated while driving through Scotland. The journey serves as one touchstone of his own personal and professional life. The author shares what he finds on "this" particular journey: (1) Particular (and often peculiar) interest; (2) Active engagement of the four…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Personal Narratives
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Priestley, Mark; Humes, Walter – Oxford Review of Education, 2010
Scotland's new "Curriculum for Excellence" (CfE) has been widely acknowledged as the most significant educational development in a generation, with the potential to transform learning and teaching in Scottish schools. In common with recent developments elsewhere, CfE seeks to re-engage teachers with processes of curriculum development,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement
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Hillis, Peter; Calderhead, Drew – Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2009
The subject based curriculum attracts lively debate in many countries being accused of fragmenting teaching and learning, erecting artificial barriers and failing to teach the skills required in the twenty first century (Hazlewood 2005). Cross-curricular rich tasks are increasingly seen as the means to develop relevant knowledge, understanding and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, History Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Adams, Jeff – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2005
Room 13 is a Scottish primary school art group that is largely pupil managed, where learners have a designated "drop-in" space (Room 13) with artists-in-residence and make art that is engaged with contemporary practices. Using this example, I argue that this is an artist-teacher and artist-learner configuration that represents emerging…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Art Education, Studio Art, Teacher Student Relationship
Adults Learning, 2010
The spending review brought a promise to protect adult and community learning as well as swingeing cuts to further and higher education and local government. In this article, some of the key players--Lynne Sedgmore, Christopher Brooks, Graham Hoyle, Maggie Galliers, Louise Hazel, Richard Bolsin, Maggi Dawson, Ruth Bond, Stuart Etherington, Brendan…
Descriptors: Community Education, Adult Learning, Local Government, Adult Education
Rees, Gareth – Adults Learning, 2007
In the UK, there remains an economy of "outer Britain" which has a higher representation of low-pay, low-skill jobs, and correspondingly, lower levels of economic growth than other parts of the country. The author discusses how the distinctive ideological complexions of Scottish and Welsh politics open the possibility of different…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship
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Fiagbey, Emmanuel D. K. – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie, 1992
Seeks and finds similarities in adult/community education between a developed country (Scotland) and a developing country (Ghana). Recommends an increase in both countries of community education through cooperatives funded by local commercial cooperative activity. Suggests tapping the expertise of universities. (DMM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Community Programs, Cooperative Programs
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Brown, Sally – Scottish Educational Review, 1990
Examines Scotland's increasingly standardized national curriculum and testing reforms. Discusses centrally determined innovations, relationships between curriculum and assessment, reforms' effects on classroom, and teachers' role. Compares elements of encroaching "market model" reforms in England, Wales, and United States, suggesting…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Development
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