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O'Donnell, Patrick; Smith, Kyle; McGuigan, Aileen – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
The global trend towards the expansion of student participation in higher education study has resulted in unprecedented challenges to the sector as it seeks to respond to greater diversity in the student body and increased demand for academic support and flexibility in entry pathways. Unsurprisingly, this trend has been accompanied by a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Adult Education, College Freshmen
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Pirrie, Anne – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This article offers some insights into the early life and educational experiences of the writer and educationalist Anna (Nan) Shepherd (1893-1981), with a view to exploring her legacy for contemporary educators and academics--and indeed for all those who have a stake in education. Nan Shepherd's example suggests that it is only by contemplating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Philosophy, Civics, Conservation (Environment)
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Bain, Yvonne; Gray, Donald – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper explores the professional learning needs identified by teacher educators in Higher Education Institutions in Scotland, with a particular focus on their "researcherly dispositions" (Tack & Vanderlinde, 2016), and identifies some of the implications for the professional learning of teacher educators more broadly. The…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Educational Needs, Teacher Educators, Teacher Attitudes
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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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Meharg, Debbie; Craighill, Stephanie; Varey, Alison; Cairncross, Sandra – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
This paper applies Whitchurch's (2008) concept of the "third space" to the emergent territory occupied by further education college students as they "cross the boundary" to continue their studies at the university. Findings reveal that these transitioning students face barriers to success, feelings of being isolated and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Bound Students, Transitional Programs, Student Adjustment
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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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Arshad, Rowena – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
The majority of teachers are aware that inequalities impact on the lives of individual pupils. For others, there is also deeper awareness of how inequalities impact at community and societal levels. For those who work in areas of multiple deprivation, many are reminded on a daily basis of the "everydayness" of coping or survival for…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism
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Rees, Kirstie; Tully, Scott; Ferguson, Kirstin – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
This paper details the development, implementation and evaluation of the South Lanarkshire Framework for Supporting Children with Severe and Profound Learning Needs ("The Framework"). The document assists Scottish schools in taking forward the Curriculum for Excellence for this group of learners and in building capacity amongst staff.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Severe Disabilities, Curriculum Implementation, Outcomes of Education
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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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Redford, Morag – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
This paper follows on from the previous bulletin (Redford, 2016), which covered the education remit of the Parliament's Education and Skills Committee between February and August 2016. The following bulletin covers the Education remit of the Education and Skills Committee from September 2016 to January 2017.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parliamentary Procedures, Committees, Educational Legislation
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Robinson, Daniel Bruce; Foran, Andrew – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
This paper reports on results from a recently completed research study conducted with pre-service teachers from Nova Scotia, Canada who completed their final student teacher practicum in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. With our attention directed towards a primary research question related to pre-service teachers' own development, data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Practicums, Student Development
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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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Britton, Alan; Hunt, Rachel; Blee, Harry – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
The 'Crofting Connections' (Ceanglaichean Croitearachd) project is described in this article as an exemplar of the prescribed 'Scottish approach' to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Drawing upon the evaluation of this project an argument is made for increased attention to such initiatives that seek to (re)connect children with issues…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Development, Sustainable Development, Agricultural 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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Clarke, Matthew – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
2016 marks the centenary of "Democracy and Education", in which Dewey argued for the mutually dependent relationship linking a legitimate education system and a thriving democracy. A century later, it seems, democracy and education have been decoupled, with both undermined by developments such as growing inequality, declining…
Descriptors: Democracy, Education, Psychiatry, Politics
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