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Bryce, Tom – Scottish Educational Review, 1983
Discusses the criteria for an effective diagnotic assessment system. Describes efforts to produce a systematic, flexible assessment system for Foundation-level science. Presents a model for science practical skills, a categorized list of practical skills objectives, and some practical test items. Discusses the relationship between criteria and…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Criterion Referenced Tests, Diagnostic Tests, Measurement Techniques
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Foster, Pablo – Scottish Educational Review, 1983
Describes the evolution and success of Scotland's Adult Basic Education (ABE) program, staffed with paid and volunteer tutors in literacy, numeracy, social, and other skills. Illustrates regional differences in ABE skill offerings, students, and staffs with examples from various areas. Stresses the underlying adaptability of ABE to student needs.…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Behavioral Objectives, Differences
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Hevey, Denise – Scottish Educational Review, 1983
Evaluates first year of under Fives Research Liaison Officers, responsible for dissemination of educational research results on children under five to preschool practitioners. Response was largely positive. Questions were raised concerning establishment of causal sequence between practitioners' interest, research findings, changes in practice, and…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination
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Lloyd, John – Scottish Educational Review, 1983
Examines the failure of the experimental occupation of five Scottish camps by children evacuated from Dundee, Edinburgh, and Glasgow between 1940 and 1945, with emphasis on the bitter dispute between central and local government over the administration of the camp schools. (MH)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational History, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Scott, Kenneth B. – Scottish Educational Review, 1983
Development of Scottish college councils for supervision of local authority further education (postsecondary) colleges is examined, with a survey of schemes produced by Scottish education authorities. The councils are compared with earlier boards of management. The underlying rationale of college councils is sought, revealing the primacy of…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Citizen Participation, College Governing Councils, Community Involvement
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Wilson, Ralph – Scottish Educational Review, 1983
The structure, policies, and objectives of the Scottish Community Education Council, formed in 1982, are described, and its committees (Finance and General Purposes Committee, Training Committee) and working groups (Communications Working Group, Employment, Education and Leisure Group, Youth Affairs Group) are detailed. (MH)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Communications, Community Education, Educational Objectives
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Bain, Wilson – Scottish Educational Review, 1979
Independent and grant-aided schools in Scotland are compared, and their policies, governance, regulations, and expenditures are described. (KC)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Federal Aid
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Brown, Sally; Stephen, Christine; Low, Lesley – Scottish Educational Review, 1998
In 1996, a voucher scheme was introduced to promote educational provision for preschool children in Scotland. Qualitative and quantitative explorations of the views of parents and providers describe the workings of the educational "market" when one of the competing sectors (public sector) had a substantial monopoly power over the others…
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Supply, Educational Vouchers, Foreign Countries
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Simpson, Mary; Goulder, Jonquil – Scottish Educational Review, 1998
The British 5-14 Development Programme aims to promote continuity and progression in student learning and experience, particularly during the elementary-to-secondary transition. Staff interviews and data collected in English and mathematics departments of five Scottish secondary schools examined elementary-secondary liaison activities, elementary…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), British National Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction
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McPake, Joanna; Watt, Sheila – Scottish Educational Review, 1998
Special-entry summer schools at Scottish universities facilitate access to higher education for students who lack qualifications usually required for entrance. Evidence suggests that the scheme successfully meets its aims, but systematic research into the initiative's long-term effects would be valuable, particularly with regard to areas of social…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Bound Students, College Preparation, College Programs
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Miller, David; Fraser, Edna – Scottish Educational Review, 1998
Among 256 students surveyed at a Scottish teacher education institute, older students, particularly those aged 31-35 as freshmen, were more pressured by family commitments and more likely to be critical of their course. This age group exhibited the highest vulnerability to stress factors, possibly increased by distinctive elements of a teacher…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adults (30 to 45), Age Differences, Educational Attitudes
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Paterson, Lindsay – Scottish Educational Review, 1998
Discusses implications of the new Scottish parliament for socially inclusive, comprehensive secondary education and assesses the role of local government in education in the context of the new government. Argues in favor of radical renewal of the principles of comprehensive education and the development of active citizenship through education.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Comprehensive Programs, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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Fairley, John – Scottish Educational Review, 1998
Establishment of a Scottish Parliament in 1999 will pose questions about its relationship to local authorities and their role in education. Possible scenarios are discussed in which Parliament pursues centralization or decentralization in education policy. Recent reforms to local government structures may allow local councils to become partners of…
Descriptors: Centralization, Decentralization, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Mortimore, Peter – Scottish Educational Review, 1995
Reviews research related to school effectiveness and how this research has been applied to various school improvement projects in the United Kingdom. Issues to be addressed include the possibility of creating a national database of student examination results and examining differences in effectiveness within schools, as well as between students…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Attainment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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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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