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Menter, Ian – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
Educational research in Scotland has a very distinguished history and has made a major contribution in several aspects of methodology, not least in the relationships between researchers, policymakers and practitioners. The paper considers the Scottish contribution to the development of educational research past, present and future and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational History, Teaching Methods
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Stenhouse, Lawrence – Scottish Educational Review, 1979
The author outlines the advantages of illuminative, or descriptive, research in education and points out the need in this field for verification and cumulation, proposing a national depository for descriptive case records. (SJL)
Descriptors: Case Records, Case Studies, Data Collection, Educational Research
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Dockrell, W. Bryan – Scottish Educational Review, 1980
Noting America's traditional domination of educational research topics and methods, the author looks at recent attempts to enhance collaboration with: crossnational, multinational, and international projects. Considering the advantages and disadvantages of each, he concludes that multinational collaboration--the sharing of techniques--currently…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cooperation, Educational Research, International Educational Exchange
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Mortimore, Peter – Scottish Educational Review, 1995
Reviews research related to school effectiveness and how this research has been applied to various school improvement projects in the United Kingdom. Issues to be addressed include the possibility of creating a national database of student examination results and examining differences in effectiveness within schools, as well as between students…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Attainment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Nicol, Bill – Scottish Educational Review, 1985
Presents edited lecture text given at the 1984 Scottish Educational Research Association annual conference. Reviews the history of the Scottish Education Department's involvement in educational research. Discusses annual research funding and allocation plus initiation and selection of projects. Lists 11 research projects with "awareness"…
Descriptors: Action Research, Agency Role, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Wilson, Ralph – Scottish Educational Review, 1988
Sets forth key principles in the management of educational reform: (1) educational decision-making based on explicit philosophical statements; (2) enhancement and extension of teacher professionalism; and (3) sense of ownership among participants in educational development. Considers national and local issues. (SV)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy
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Nisbet, John; Shucksmith, Janet – Scottish Educational Review, 1984
Discusses the metacognitive skill of learning to learn and explores questions related to its importance for teaching. Describes work in progress that is designed to incorporate learning to learn into the curriculum for 10-14 year olds. Presents a hierarchical model of learning skills, strategies, and approaches and a guide for teachers. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development, Educational Trends
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Sutherland, Margaret B. – Scottish Educational Review, 1981
The author argues that because citizenship education has such a long-term aim--adult behavior--it is very difficult for teachers or educational researchers to assess its results. Citizenship itself is a concept which varies over time and between countries. She reviews some European efforts at civic education. (SJL)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Comparative Education, Developed Nations, Elementary Secondary Education