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Redford, Morag – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
This paper follows on from the previous bulletin (Redford 2015), which covered the education remit of the Parliament's Education and Culture Committee between February 2015 to August 2015. This bulletin covers the remit of the Education and Culture Committee from September 2015 to February 2016. [This is a republished article. To view the original…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parliamentary Procedures, Committees, Educational Legislation
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Florian, Lani – Scottish Educational Review, 2015
The 2014 SERA Lecture provides an overview of the concept of inclusive pedagogy, a distinctive approach to classroom teaching offering an alternative pedagogical approach that has the potential to reduce educational inequality by enhancing learning opportunities for everyone. Inclusive pedagogy focuses on improving the quality of mainstream…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teaching Methods, Equal Education, Mainstreaming
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Rydzewska, Ewelina; Pirrie, Anne – Scottish Educational Review, 2015
This article explores risk behaviour in adults with a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome (AS) or high-functioning autism (HFA) during the transition to adulthood, drawing on interviews with twelve individuals and on two focus groups comprising members of other families affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The authors examine the subtle…
Descriptors: Adults, Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism
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Philpott, Carey; Oates, Catriona – Scottish Educational Review, 2015
Learning Rounds is a form of professional development that has gained widespread currency in Scotland. It has received official endorsement from Scottish Government funded agencies and has spread as a practice through at least 24 out of 32 local authorities, in part through popular adoption by teachers. However the literature on Instructional…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2015
Alexander Sutherland Neill (1883-1973) is well-known as the leading figure in the 20th century movement for progressive, child-centred education, a movement which attracted both supporters and critics. The independent school which he founded, Summerhill, was located first in Lyme Regis, Dorset and later in Leiston, Suffolk, both in England, but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Progressive Education, Student Centered Learning
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Notman, Ross – Scottish Educational Review, 2015
This article outlines a research study into the perceptions of a small sample of New Zealand school leaders about the nature of leading in a high-needs school environment. Reflective data collected from leaders indicated that a broad-based concept of high needs centred on the socially disadvantaged world of families, student-related factors both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Disadvantaged, Educational Change
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McKendrick, John H. – Scottish Educational Review, 2015
This research note argues that emerging research on poverty and education in Scotland needs to adopt a longer-term focus. Drawing on the work of Glasgow Caledonian University's "Caledonian Club," it reflects on evidence that one-third of parents who consider that their primary and nursery school children will not attend university when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
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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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Christie, Beth; Beames, Simon; Higgins, Peter; Nicol, Robbie; Ross, Hamish – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
This paper examines the frequency and nature of outdoor learning provision in Scottish schools, with specific attention paid to teachers' approaches to learning outdoors, and it considers what further support and professional development teachers need to progress their practice. This enquiry is timely as limited data has been gathered over the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Teaching Methods
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O'Brien, Jim – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
In the light of the Scottish Government's commitment to the principles enshrined in the Christie Commission and developing approaches worldwide to public administration, this article considers the forces at work and the major arguments for suggesting the need for increased and enhanced participation by parents in educational decision-making and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, School Councils, Boards of Education
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Menter, Ian – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
Educational research in Scotland has a very distinguished history and has made a major contribution in several aspects of methodology, not least in the relationships between researchers, policymakers and practitioners. The paper considers the Scottish contribution to the development of educational research past, present and future and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational History, Teaching Methods
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Lingard, Bob; Sellar, Sam – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
This paper focuses on the rescaling and re-spatialization of policy and governance in education, including the constitution of a global education policy field. It deals with the changing education policy work of the OECD, particularly the influential Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). We argue that PISA has become the most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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McKinney, Stephen; Hall, Stuart; Lowden, Kevin; Smith, Marjorie; Beaumont, Paul – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
One of the aims of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) in Scotland is greater inclusion of interdisciplinary learning and teaching in school education. There is, arguably, a limited amount of guidance in the CfE literature to advise and support secondary teachers in the practical implications of the planning, preparation and implementation of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Religious Education, Teamwork, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Maclellan, Effie – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), constitutes the demands that teachers are supposed to meet. Its intentions for the mathematics curriculum are similar to those in many countries: that learners be sufficiently mathematically literate to use mathematics in the personal, professional and societal dimensions of their lives. But like many…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
Starting in August 2014, all registered teachers in Scotland are now required to engage in a process of Professional Update (PU) managed by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). The aim is to ensure that teachers at every stage of their careers participate in worthwhile professional learning, which can take a variety of forms. PU is,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, Inquiry
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