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Entwistle, Noel – Scottish Educational Review, 1981
Argues that principles of learning drawn from mainstream psychology are unlikely to be as helpful in understanding the learning which takes place in school or universities as are those which are drawn more directly from research on students which develops explanations directly from the learner's own school experiences. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Classroom Research, Cognitive Style, Educational Research
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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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McPake, Joanna; Watt, Sheila – Scottish Educational Review, 1998
Special-entry summer schools at Scottish universities facilitate access to higher education for students who lack qualifications usually required for entrance. Evidence suggests that the scheme successfully meets its aims, but systematic research into the initiative's long-term effects would be valuable, particularly with regard to areas of social…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Bound Students, College Preparation, College Programs
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Pring, Richard – Scottish Educational Review, 1995
Questions the validity of much current educational research in Great Britain, suggesting that researchers lose sight of the "educational" in search of the "fundable." Offers examples of how education is missing from the purposes and language of research into "effective schools" and into the "learning…
Descriptors: Continuing Education, Educational Research, Effective Schools Research, Foreign Countries
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Ross, Hamish – Scottish Educational Review, 1996
From 1975 to 1990, staff development in Scottish secondary education changed from a relatively informal process, dependent upon the individual teacher's motivation, to a more collegial group undertaking and, finally, to a function of centralized management. Data from administrator interviews and the literature illuminate factors affecting this…
Descriptors: Centralization, Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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Halliday, John – Scottish Educational Review, 1996
Describes the development of a course at Bell College (Hamilton, Scotland) leading to teaching qualifications for college lecturers. Reviews theoretical and philosophical considerations related to teacher education in general, including technicism, reflective practice, and professional competence. Explores strategic issues for development of such…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Philosophy, Faculty Development
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Calderhead, James – Scottish Educational Review, 1997
Argues for more research into teacher education to form a basis for development of policy and practice. Identifies research networks related to teacher education in Europe. Provides an example of how teacher education research might contribute to practice: a study of different types of learning experience among student teachers and different types…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Kirk, Gordon – Scottish Educational Review, 1999
Scottish teacher education was located in specialist institutions (monotechnics) until quite recently, but is now almost fully integrated into the universities. This change was related to government policies that promoted institutional collaboration, financial and other pressures that made merger with a university attractive to colleges of…
Descriptors: College Environment, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Midwinter, Arthur; McVicar, Murray – Scottish Educational Review, 1999
Examines the modernization of Scotland's higher education funding during the Thatcher years; trends in funding since 1995, when support based on unit costs was reduced; and the 1996 allocation of university funding based on research assessment. Concludes that continued emphasis on "efficiency-based savings" will increase teaching loads…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Efficiency, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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Darling, John – Scottish Educational Review, 1992
Although the majority of teachers in Scotland are and have been women, higher positions within the educational system tend to be held by men. Instead of identifying faults in the promotion system, the Strathclyde Region's investigation of promotion and gender recommends that more women be persuaded to apply for higher positions. (KS)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Stronach, Ian – Scottish Educational Review, 1992
Reviews of three recent Scottish teacher education texts analyze the political and pedagogical philosophies of teacher education presented in each. A commonality among the texts is a portrayal of the teacher as a "hero" fighting for emancipation, empowerment, and transformation. Also discussed are each narrative's views of the past,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Book Reviews, College School Cooperation, Educational Change
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Cameron-Jones, M.; O'Hara, P. – Scottish Educational Review, 1994
Increased emphasis has been placed on student teachers' practical experiences in Scottish schools resulting from government policy specifying teacher competencies, student teachers' views of their learning experience, and research into the nature and contribution of practicing teachers' knowledge. Addresses implications concerning this shift of…
Descriptors: Affiliated Schools, College School Cooperation, Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Change
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Marker, Willis; Raab, Charles D. – Scottish Educational Review, 1993
The Scottish Council for the Training of Teachers (SCTT) was established in 1959 to serve as a coordinating body during a major reorganization of the system of teacher education. Describes and assesses the way in which the SCTT functioned, especially as an advisory body, with respect to the construction of new colleges of education in the 1960s.…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Educational Development, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational History
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Marker, Willis – Scottish Educational Review, 1994
During the 1960s, a review of higher education by a commission chaired by Lord Robbins led to the recommendation that the separate colleges of education be brought into the university sector. Compares and contrasts the pluralistic policy process of the Robbins period with the process of recent changes in teacher education in Scotland. (KS)
Descriptors: Colleges, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Hay, Douglas W. – Scottish Educational Review, 1994
Studies show that students completing Certificate of Sixth Year Studies (CSYS) in Scotland do not significantly nor consistently achieve better results in first-year university courses. Questions the basis of Howie Report and Scottish Education Office endorsements of the CSYS as a way of channeling more students into higher education. (KS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Bound Students, College Preparation, Educational Attainment
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