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Brisard, Estelle – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
Teacher education programs are based on cultural and political assumptions about the processes involved in learning to teach and about what constitutes good teaching. A comparative study of teacher education in France, England, and Scotland examines differences in course structure, school placements, training support, professional educational…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cooperating Teachers, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries
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Menter, Ian – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
Teacher supply and recruitment, teacher pay and working conditions, institutional structures, and policy contexts are compared for England and Scotland. In Scotland, the fundamental approach to teacher employment and retention is based on rewarding teachers and improving conditions. The exaggerated centralization of English education policy, with…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Thomson, George O. B. – Scottish Educational Review, 1982
Reviews pressures to change practice in educational psychology and discusses related pressure to change training procedures. Recognises a growing body of opinion that an integrated service should be provided for children, young people, and their families. Concludes that integration of training is desirable and practicable, but recognises some…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Clinical Psychology, Educational Change, Educational Psychology
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Hevey, Denise – Scottish Educational Review, 1983
Evaluates first year of under Fives Research Liaison Officers, responsible for dissemination of educational research results on children under five to preschool practitioners. Response was largely positive. Questions were raised concerning establishment of causal sequence between practitioners' interest, research findings, changes in practice, and…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination
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Midwinter, Arthur – Scottish Educational Review, 1997
The LACE (Local Authority Current Expenditure) report on comparable local education expenditure in Scotland, England, and Wales, 1993-95, found that Scottish expenditure was 23% higher than in England, largely from the higher incidence of local authority-educated children in Scotland. However, the LACE report excludes several important variables…
Descriptors: Costs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Teelken, Christine – Scottish Educational Review, 2000
Current British educational developments related to market forces and school choice are examined in terms of educational demand, supply side characteristics, and the regulatory structure of choice. Results from panel study interviews in England and Scotland suggest that concerns about increased inequality among secondary schools are justified,…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Competitive Selection, Educational Change, Educational Demand
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Blyth, Alan – Scottish Educational Review, 1990
Analyzes two important policy papers on "progressive" elementary education--Scotland's Primary Memorandum of 1965 and England's Plowden Report of 1967--in light of previous policy and the state of elementary education in each country. Compares contemporary criticisms and subsequent reevaluations of the documents. Contains 22 references.…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Education
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Raffe, David; Courtenay, Gill – Scottish Educational Review, 1987
Data on post-16 transitions from the 1985 Scottish Young Peoples Survey and from the England and Wales Youth Cohort Study reveal several differences reflecting institutional differences between the two systems. Data also reveal sociological similarities. Those who develop policy initiatives at a British level must respect both similarities and…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Differences
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Jonathan, Ruth – Scottish Educational Review, 1987
Presents arguments for and against modularization as a form of curriculum organization. Looks at implications for the content of the curriculum, for the learning experience of students, for the professional experience of teachers, for the development of the educational institution, and for the society at large. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Change
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Bamford, Caroline; Schuller, Tom – Scottish Educational Review, 1999
Compares trends in England and Scotland concerning what young people do at the school-leaving age of 16 (previously 15), whether "stayers" continue in school or go to further-education colleges, qualifications (credentials) achieved by school leavers, and differences between girls and boys. Examines Scotland's postsecondary attendance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Age Groups, Comparative Education
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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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Midwinter, Arthur; McGarvey, Neil – Scottish Educational Review, 1994
Challenges government assumptions regarding local government reorganization that would increase educational authorities in Scotland from 12 to 32. Proposes that the potential increase in administrative costs of smaller educational authorities would be greater than potential savings and would result in lower quality of educational service. Compares…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education
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Fairley, John; Paterson, Lindsay – Scottish Educational Review, 1991
Since 1983, all nonadvanced vocational courses at Scottish secondary and postsecondary institutions were replaced by a system of modules, uniform free-standing units of study with specified learning outcomes required for student certification. This development is contrasted with politically driven vocational policy changes in England. Contains 42…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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Inglis, Bill – Scottish Educational Review, 1981
Points out dominance of political as opposed to other types of history in General Certificate of Education (GCE) and Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE) papers, considers alternative approaches to the content of those papers, and suggests means of implementing the suggested changes. (CM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Entrance Examinations, Foreign Countries, History Instruction
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Bruce, Nigel – Scottish Educational Review, 1981
Explores Scotland's attempts to make available to school children the advice and support of trained social workers. Compares present developments and trends in Scotland and England and draws attention to current issues. (Author)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Comparative Analysis, Counseling Services, Elementary Secondary Education