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Christie, Beth; Higgins, Pete; King, Betsy; Collacott, Mary; Kirk, Katie; Smith, Heidi – Scottish Educational Review, 2019
Uearning for Sustainability (UfS), as conceived by Education Scotland and the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS), spans all curricular areas and it is positioned as the responsibility of all - teachers, learners and educational leaders (Scottish Government 2016). Yet, such comprehensiveness has the potential to render the term and its…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Educational Policy, Sustainability, Foreign Countries
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Nicol, Robbie; Rae, Ann; Murray, Rosa; Higgins, Peter; Smith, Heidi – Scottish Educational Review, 2019
The concept of "Super-wicked" problems is attracting increasing attention and scrutiny through research and publication in wide-ranging interdisciplinary areas. The concept is being lionised in the literature to draw attention to the urgency that is required to act immediately on problems such as climate change and sustainability.…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, World Problems, Teacher Education, Educational Policy
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Gray, Donald; Colucci-Gray, Laura; Donald, Robert; Kyriacou, Aristea; Wodah, Daniel – Scottish Educational Review, 2019
Profound socio-environmental changes taking place at a planetary scale are threatening food security (Godfray et al., 2011), with food production located at a critical nexus between land-use, reduced availability of fossil fuels and the urgent need to reduce emissions (Harvey & Pilgrim, 2011). While debates on food security and energy…
Descriptors: Gardening, Sustainability, Food, Land Use
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Smith, Joseph – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper proposes the concept of 'Curricular Epistemic Socialisation' as a process through which the school curriculum shapes the disciplinary epistemologies and identities of high school (11-18) teachers. Drawing on a survey of history teachers in Scotland (n=101), a cohort comparison is made between those trained since the introduction in 2010…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Epistemology, Secondary School Teachers, Excellence in Education
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Wall, Kate – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper will question the notion of research, evidence and tools within a practitioner enquiry orientated practice. Basing the discussion within the current education research and policy context in the UK and the wider Global Education Reform Movement, I will ask questions about how a practitioner enquiry frame as located within Scottish…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Policy, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Change
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Torrance, Deirdre; Forde, Christine – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
Leadership has been identified in contemporary policy as a critical factor in taking forward school improvement and enhancing outcomes for pupils (Pontz, Nusche and Moorman, 2008) in many educational systems including Scottish education. A second policy driver in Scottish education currently is focused on "closing the gap" (Scottish…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Case Studies
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Corry, Val – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
The "gender gap" in attainment is an issue in Scotland but is also an international phenomenon. In Scotland, this gap continues to be apparent as girls outperform boys in national examinations. This raises challenges for those working in schools and for policymakers in responding to this phenomenon. This article focuses on appraising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Achievement Gap, Educational Attainment
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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
This paper examines the 2016 manifestos of the main political parties seeking election to the Scottish Parliament, with particular reference to their educational commitments on issues of equality and inclusion. The policy context is described and related to academic accounts of the policy-making process. Use is made of discourse analysis as a…
Descriptors: Elections, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Parliamentary Procedures
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Mifsud, Denise – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
A central issue in system improvement is the propagation of a common sense of purpose where individual institutions can simultaneously bond with the wider system while exercising autonomy in context--hence the centrality of networks and collaboration (Hopkins 2007). The Maltese state education system responded to this concomitant move towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Public Education
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Arnott, Margaret A. – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
Education policy is a key devolved policy arena in which there are considerable tensions between and within institutions, within and across Scotland and the UK, and in relations with Europe. It may be assumed such tensions could increase during the process of Brexit and the implementation of the 2016 Scotland Act (Arnott 2016; Arnott and Ozga…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Governance
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Minty, Sarah – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
Free tuition in Scotland is frequently linked to principles of equal access and fairness. But just how "fair" do young people think access to higher education is? And what concepts of fairness are their views based on? This article reports the findings of semi-structured interviews with 121 young people aged 15-18 in Scotland. The paper…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Social Justice
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Riddell, Sheila – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
This paper considers the extent to which higher education in Scotland may be seen as a socially just system. The paper begins with a discussion of recent literature on the nature of social justice, drawing on the writing of Fraser (2005), Phillips (2004) and Sen (1992). Phillips' argument that social justice must be understood in terms of equality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Weedon, Elisabet – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
The proportion of disabled students in higher education across the UK has increased over the last 20 years as a result of equalities legislation and widening access measures promoted by the Scottish Government. For monitoring and reporting purposes, disabled students have often been treated as a homogeneous group. Drawing on an analysis of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Disabilities, Socioeconomic Background
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Riddell, Sheila – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
Despite the Scottish Government's frequent affirmation of its commitment to social justice principles, there has of late been a recognition of the need for firmer action to tackle the social class gap in higher education participation, reflecting wider social inequalities in Scotland. In a recent policy statement, Angela Constance, Cabinet…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2015
This paper examines the contribution of William Boyd (1874-1962) to the development of educational studies in the first half of the twentieth century. It traces his involvement in, and contribution to, many different fields of enquiry that were important in the subsequent evolution of education as an academic discipline. As Head of the Education…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, College Faculty, Department Heads
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