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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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Pilz, Matthias – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
The German vocational education system, possibly the opposite of a pure modular system, must change to match the needs of a rapidly changing and specializing labor market. Four types of Scottish modular programs (National Certificate Modules, Scottish Vocational Qualifications, General Scottish Vocational Qualifications, and the new "Higher…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Stocks, John – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
During the 1930s, middle-class Scottish children almost always attended college preparatory secondary schools, whether by academic ability, payment of fees, or parent assertiveness. This class-biased system of selection had few critics because it favored the more articulate members of society. Opposition to the selection system was due more to…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational History, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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Mannion, Greg – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
A study examined the role of school culture in student transitions to postcompulsory education in Scotland. Findings from 36 focus groups with 152 secondary students, college students, and job trainees indicate that schooling offered limited opportunities for identification with the world of work and for pathways other than staying on, and…
Descriptors: Aspiration, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Negative Attitudes
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Croxford, Linda; And Others – Scottish Educational Review, 1991
The Scottish Young People's Survey revealed spectacular increases since 1984 in S5 (the fifth year, noncompulsary) student enrollment in National Certificate modules. The modules' role in S5, however, remains modest--providing breadth and balance in curriculum modes and learning styles. Their juxtaposition with academic courses reinforces student…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, High Schools
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Weir, Douglas; Kydd, Lesley – Scottish Educational Review, 1991
Discusses Scottish secondary curriculum, focusing on the "Scottish Higher" college preparatory classes and Scottish Vocational Education Council (SCOTVEC) modules. The SCOTVEC modules lead to a vocationally oriented qualification called the National Certificate, rather than the academically oriented Highers credentials. Issues include…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Competency Based Education, Foreign Countries, Learning Modules
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Taylor, W. H. – Scottish Educational Review, 1993
Mary Slessor was a Scottish missionary who established many schools in Nigeria and developed close relationships with Nigerian chiefs and tribal members. She championed women's rights and focused her educational endeavors on vocational training relevant to the local economy. Slessor incorporated her knowledge of Nigerian culture into her teaching…
Descriptors: Biographies, Community Development, Educational Development, Educational History
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McLaughlin, Joe – Scottish Educational Review, 1988
Reviews the work of the Scottish Vocational Educational Council (SCOTVEC) since 1984: development of a national certification system for vocational education based on unit credits; and replacement of centrally devised syllabuses by a flexible curricular framework decentralized to secondary schools and community education centers and monitored by…
Descriptors: Community Education, Educational Certificates, Foreign Countries, National Programs
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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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Hartley, David – Scottish Educational Review, 1987
Argues, speculatively, that Scotland has an emerging institutional education structure for students of less-than-average ability, aged 14 to 18. Proposes the new structure would do much to undermine the ideal that the comprehensive school is the natural way for a democracy to order the postprimary schooling of a given area. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Curriculum Problems, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Mitchell, Lindsay – Scottish Educational Review, 1986
Discusses issues that need to be addressed if Scotland is to nationally implement a system of workplace accreditation: standards, assessment, assessment records, equipment, timing, and module fit. Concludes that unless educators, who possess formal assessment expertise, take the initiative, development may forge ahead without them. (NEC)
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education
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Hendry, Leo; Raymond, Martin – Scottish Educational Review, 1986
Semistructured interviews with 47 unemployed teenagers and 49 Youth Training Scheme (YTS) trainees in Great Britain suggest that beyond directly vocational aspects of YTS, psychosocial factors (social roles/status, peer influences, leisure pursuits) are important to self/social development of youth in transition to adult life. Implications for…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Job Training
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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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Raffe, David – Scottish Educational Review, 1997
In 1999, Scotland's "Higher Still" will incorporate all upper-secondary academic and vocational courses in a unified curriculum and assessment system for postcompulsory education. Higher Still's objectives, strategies, and "system architecture" are compared to those of Austria, England, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, and…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Delivery Systems, Educational Change
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Fairley, John – Scottish Educational Review, 1996
Traces policy trends in Scottish vocational education and training (VET) over the past 20 years. Describes the current institutional framework for VET, which focuses on employer-oriented "local enterprise companies." Suggests that the complexity and decentralization of the VET system impedes evolution of a coherent VET strategy and that…
Descriptors: Corporate Support, Decentralization, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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