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Shapira, Marina; Priestley, Mark – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper forms the first part of research into the phenomenon of curriculum narrowing within Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). It presents findings from a preliminary analysis of publicly available data -- Scottish Qualifications and school leavers' attainment data, aggregated by local authorities. Our findings show that the senior…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Trend Analysis, Educational Attainment, Excellence in Education
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Redford, Morag – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper follows on from the previous bulletin (Redford 2018), which covered the education remit of the Parliament's Education and Skills Committee between August 2017 to January 2018. This bulletin covers the Education remit of the Education and Skills Committee from February to July 2018. [For the previous bulletin (v50 n1 2018), see…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Parliamentary Procedures
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Meharg, Debbie; Craighill, Stephanie; Varey, Alison; Cairncross, Sandra – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
This paper applies Whitchurch's (2008) concept of the "third space" to the emergent territory occupied by further education college students as they "cross the boundary" to continue their studies at the university. Findings reveal that these transitioning students face barriers to success, feelings of being isolated and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Bound Students, Transitional Programs, Student Adjustment
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Reeves, Jenny – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
Many countries are in the process of adopting radical changes to the purpose, nature and organisation of the school curriculum as the principles of lifelong learning are transferred to schooling. One of the most fundamental changes lies in the emphasis on learning how to learn as a transferable skill set that underpins the whole curriculum. On…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Curriculum Development
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Siraj-Blatchford, Iram; Mayo, Aziza; Melhuish, Edward; Taggart, Brenda; Sammons, Pamela; Sylva, Kathy – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
Understanding how we can support children through their learning life course has become a policy imperative, particularly those children from poor homes who would normally be facing a low achiever trajectory. The paper reports on 50 in-depth Child and Family Case Studies (CFCS) that were conducted as part of the Effective Provision of Pre-School,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, At Risk Students, Resilience (Psychology)
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Donn, Gari – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
Discusses gaps in the provision and quality of education across Commonwealth countries and between the Commonwealth and other countries. Outlines a research agenda on issues related to access to education (home, community, school, personal, and political barriers); inclusive education (both for children with disabilities and cultural minority…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Comparative Education, Diversity (Student)
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Smees, Rebecca; Sammons, Pam; Thomas, Sally; Mortimore, Peter – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
A Scottish national study examined relationships between pupil background characteristics and performance in reading and mathematics at 80 primary and secondary schools. Age within the grade level, gender, and socioeconomic disadvantage had varying effects on achievement in different grades. School-level variations were more marked for primary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Elliot, David – Scottish Educational Review, 1984
Discusses the authority, composition, and duties of the Scottish Examination Board, which examines students for secondary certification and advises the government on secondary education. Discusses the structure and duties of five Board committees and numerous subject panels. Describes the examination process. Explains the executive workings and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Certificates, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries
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Bonetti, Shane; Smith, Ian – Scottish Educational Review, 1996
Administration of the Test of Understanding in College Economics to 79 British college freshmen before and after a required introductory economics course revealed that students with little prior exposure to economics typically did not achieve the knowledge level of more experienced students by course end. Results were not affected by intelligence,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, College Freshmen, Economics Education
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Watt, Joyce – Scottish Educational Review, 1996
Examines the role of early-education research in addressing issues of educational disadvantage and inequality, particularly in light of 1990s politics, which emphasizes the marketplace metaphor. Discusses the culture of achievement and failure, effects of disadvantaged background on young children's understanding of the learning task, teacher…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Action Research, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy
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Stark, Rae; Bryce, Tom; Gray, Donald – Scottish Educational Review, 1997
Reviews findings of four national Scottish surveys of science achievement, 1985-97, within the Assessment of Achievement Programme (AAP). Examines AAP responses to changing educational policy and the increasingly political context of national achievement monitoring. Discusses the AAP's contributions to development of standards and practical forms…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Assessment, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sparkes, R. A. – Scottish Educational Review, 1999
In Scotland, one "value added" (VA) indicator of secondary school effectiveness measures students' relative "progress" between Standard and Higher grade in particular subjects. When random nonschool factors affecting students' geography performance were computer-simulated to determine VA fluctuation over 25 years, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Computer Simulation, Departments, Educational Assessment
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Broadfoot, Patricia – Scottish Educational Review, 1994
Overviews the development of assessment practices, including "pupil profiling" of the 1970s and the "record of achievement" movement of the 1980s, and their impact on current student evaluation practices in Scottish schools. Criticizes current assessment efforts for stressing accountability and competition rather than focusing…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Croxford, Linda – Scottish Educational Review, 1994
Data from the Scottish Young People's Survey were used to evaluate a broad-based curriculum introduced in Scottish secondary schools in 1983. Results indicated that most students studied the curriculum during their last two years of compulsory schooling and that differences in participation relative to student achievement and gender have been…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Hobbs, Sandy; And Others – Scottish Educational Review, 1993
Contrary to previous research results, student questionnaires, teacher reports, and student records for 347 Scottish high school students in 2 urban schools show that part-time employment had no significant effects on students' school attendance, academic performance, or educational goals. (KS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Educational Attainment, Foreign Countries
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