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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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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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O'Donnell, Patrick – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
In August 2011, the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) celebrated the accolade of university title, becoming Scotland's newest university. Modelled on a federal, collegiate university based on a number of existing and geographically dispersed Further Education (FE) colleges and research institutions, the UHI has clearly abandoned the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Research Universities, Educational History
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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
This paper examines the tensions that sometimes arise between educational researchers and policy makers. The recent history of the relationship is described and it is suggested that part of the reason for current disenchantment (on both sides) is that the two groups approach research with different expectations and priorities. Two particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Educational Policy
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Boyd, Brian; Simpson, Mary; Gooday, Margaret – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
A Scottish council commissioned a study to inform development of policy concerning ability grouping, timetabling, and other practices related to the transition from primary to secondary schooling. Although the researchers became aware that the council expected a report supportive of their policies, the data supported the view that the key to…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Class Organization, Developmental Continuity, Educational Attitudes
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Purdon, Aileen – Scottish Educational Review, 2001
A study examined attitudes of 50 new teachers toward emerging Scottish policies concerning continuing professional development (CPD). Findings indicate that teachers need to be better informed about CPD and other policy initiatives; characteristics of an effective professional educator must be identified; teachers must critically analyze their…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Donn, Gari – Scottish Educational Review, 2001
Reports on educational activities in the Scottish Parliament for Fall-Winter 2000-01. Discusses efforts to prevent a recurrence of the Scottish Qualifications Authority's failure to deliver timely and accurate examination results; recommendations to increase student financial support for further and higher education and thereby widen access; and…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation
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Broadfoot, Patricia – Scottish Educational Review, 1979
This paper is concerned with the relationships between educational research, policymaking, and educational change. It takes its title from the prevailing stereotype of educational research as a mirror seeking to reflect the realities of the task of teaching. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Educational Researchers
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Duffield, Jill – Scottish Educational Review, 1995
Compares the work of two advisory committees: the Sixth Scottish Advisory Council on Education which produced the 1947 report, "Secondary Education," and the Committee Appointed to Survey Secondary Education in New South Wales (Australia), which produced the "Wyndham Report" in 1957. Concludes that the committee's relationship…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Bureaucracy, Decision Making, Educational Administration
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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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Donn, Gari – Scottish Educational Review, 2000
Reviews some educational issues arising during the first year of the new Scottish Parliament. Discusses facility problems and funding needs of small rural schools, debate over what constitutes standards and which performance indicators should be included in legislation, proposed accountability structures for local education authorities, and the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Quality
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Northcroft, David J. – Scottish Educational Review, 1992
Reassesses reformist "Report on Secondary Education" (1947) and ensuing effects on Scottish Education Department (SED) policies. Examines roles of administrators, teachers, and postwar values in Scotland's failure to realize report's calls for educational equality. Concludes that report, although energizing, was isolated in time and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Attitudes, Advisory Committees, Change Agents
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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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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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Raffe, David; Courtenay, Gill – Scottish Educational Review, 1987
Data on post-16 transitions from the 1985 Scottish Young Peoples Survey and from the England and Wales Youth Cohort Study reveal several differences reflecting institutional differences between the two systems. Data also reveal sociological similarities. Those who develop policy initiatives at a British level must respect both similarities and…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Differences
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