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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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Maclellan, Effie – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), constitutes the demands that teachers are supposed to meet. Its intentions for the mathematics curriculum are similar to those in many countries: that learners be sufficiently mathematically literate to use mathematics in the personal, professional and societal dimensions of their lives. But like many…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Reeves, Jenny; Drew, Valerie – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
This article is written in response to a recent report on a review of teacher education in Scotland undertaken by Graham Donaldson (2011). In particular it questions the recommendation that engaging teachers in professional enquiry and research-informed teaching is the way forward for developing the professional capabilities required of "21st…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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Wilson, J. D. – Scottish Educational Review, 1978
This is the first in a series of information papers that are intended to supply information on matters of general importance to the educational system. It focuses on the complex committee structure for curriculum development in Scotland beginning in 1965 and outlines its growth up to the present. (Editor/RK)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Charts, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Skilbeck, Malcolm – Scottish Educational Review, 1986
Investigates origins and growth of the idea that education is a science. Explores meaning of science and draws analogy between teaching and craftsmanship. Argues that educational sciences have significant contributions to make to fields like curriculum development. (LFL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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Bird, David; And Others – Scottish Educational Review, 1996
Criticizes computing and information technology curricula in "Higher Still" (proposed new Scottish upper secondary curricula). Argues that the proposals are outdated, inflexible, and inconsistent with current "5-14" curricula. Examines specified courses in information technology, higher computing studies, and information…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Computer Science Education, Courses, Curriculum Development
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Kleinberg, Sue; And Others – Scottish Educational Review, 1996
Although inquiry has been identified in recent Scottish curriculum documents for young learners, no considered approach has examined what it means for practice. As a first step toward building inquiry into elementary curriculum planning, a working model of inquiry is outlined from the perspectives of the learner and of the teacher supporting…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Inquiry, Learner Controlled Instruction
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Bryce, Tom – Scottish Educational Review, 1992
Assesses the 5-14 Development Program, national guidelines for primary-secondary curricula in Scotland. Examines program objectives for mathematics, English, and environmental studies. Describes guidelines' possible ambiguities for teachers seeking tools for instruction and academic assessment. Suggests teachers' experience be used to further…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Problems
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Tomlinson, Sally – Scottish Educational Review, 1991
This lecture seeks to (1) discuss the nature of resistance to the notion that Britain is a multicultural society, locating this resistance in the defence of an outdated view of the British national identity; (2) present some evidence of White pupil's negative views of minorities; and (3) identify aims and characteristics of effective schools in a…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Robertson, A. G. Boyd – Scottish Educational Review, 1985
Outlines current bilingual provisions, practices, and programs for the teaching of Gaelic at the preschool, primary, secondary, and higher educational levels of Scotland. Discusses curriculum development, resources and support structures. Classifies government policy toward bilingual education as one of "benevolent neutrality." (NEC)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy
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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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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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Simpson, Mary – Scottish Educational Review, 1986
Charts development and describes features of multidisciplinary health studies course emphasizing experiential learning being introduced as part of Munn and Dunning development program. Suggests methods for easing tensions generated when aspects of school-based development are introduced into centrally controlled curriculum change to develop…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Health Education
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Munn, Pamela – Scottish Educational Review, 1985
Compares teachers' perceptions of the school-based curriculum development process during the 2-year development of three new multidisciplinary courses in nine Scottish secondary schools. Suggests reasons for differences in perception including influence of the action research approach. Considers implications for future school based development.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Curriculum Development, Definitions, Foreign Countries
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Niven, Stuart – Scottish Educational Review, 1985
Traces the history and development of the postsecondary vocational and technical educational system in Scotland since 1956. Summarizes organizational structure, courses of study, entrance requirements, and services. Reviews the government's plan for curriculum reform introduced in 1983. (NEC)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Courses, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries
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