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Deuchar, Ross – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
The introduction of citizenship education as a key cross-curricular focus in Scottish national education guidelines is discussed in relation to New Labor's "Third Way" politics. Data from ongoing qualitative research in 10 Scottish schools provide evidence of pupil and staff participation in school decision-making processes as well as…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Donn, Gari – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
Discusses gaps in the provision and quality of education across Commonwealth countries and between the Commonwealth and other countries. Outlines a research agenda on issues related to access to education (home, community, school, personal, and political barriers); inclusive education (both for children with disabilities and cultural minority…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Comparative Education, Diversity (Student)
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Thomson, Ian – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
For most of the 20th century, Scottish teacher education in physical education, sport, and recreation were divided by gender and philosophy and provided by two specialist colleges. Analysis of the government's 1986 decision to merge the colleges focuses on the shift in power and control from the self-contained world of physical education to…
Descriptors: Centralization, Colleges, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Williams, Peter – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
Presents a historical overview of educational cooperation among Commonwealth countries, 1959-2003, focusing on themes of cooperative international programs and institutions, consultation and joint activity, and Commonwealth student mobility. Addresses prospects for the future survival of this cooperation. (SV)
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students
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Cross, Beth – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
Examples from upper primary classrooms in Scotland and Jamaica demonstrate the subtle ways in which teachers support or restrict the classroom use of community languages (Scots and Patwa) through their broad or narrow implementation of language policy. The metaphor of fractals, derived from complexity theory, can form a sensitive and appropriate…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Comparative Education, Dialects, Discourse Analysis
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Kane, Jean; Riddell, Sheila; Banks, Pauline; Baynes, Anne; Dyson, Alan; Millward, Alan; Wilson, Alastair – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
Interviews with 17 key informants and surveys of 278 schools in Scotland explored policy and practices related to parent and student participation in the development and implementation of individualized educational programs (IEPs). While finding such participation desirable, education professionals did not agree on what constitutes participation,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Nisbet, John – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
In 1971 the Scottish Universities Council for Studies in Education (SUCSE) was formally constituted as a representative voice of the Scottish university departments of education. One aspiration was to coordinate degree courses across the universities as a distinctive Scottish MEd degree with credit transfer to promote mobility. However, the…
Descriptors: Consortia, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Smees, Rebecca; Sammons, Pam; Thomas, Sally; Mortimore, Peter – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
A Scottish national study examined relationships between pupil background characteristics and performance in reading and mathematics at 80 primary and secondary schools. Age within the grade level, gender, and socioeconomic disadvantage had varying effects on achievement in different grades. School-level variations were more marked for primary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rudduck, Jean – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
When schools consult with students about their educational experiences, students exhibit increased self-confidence, independence in learning, and commitment to school. Teachers become aware of students' creativity, insightfulness, and responsibility. At the school level, student consultation can change assumptions about student capabilities and…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Democracy, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Elliot, Karen; Sammons, Pamela; Robertson, Pamela; Power, Sally; Campbell, Carol; Whitty, Geoff – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
The Scottish "New Community Schools" program encourages health, education, and social service agency collaboration to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children. A first-year evaluation indicates that additional funding has enabled new multi-agency initiatives, particularly in health promotion; development of students' personal learning…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Ancillary School Services, Community Involvement, Disadvantaged Youth
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Smith, Mary; Tett, Lyn – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
A study examined the potential role of Scotland's New Community Schools (NCS) program in dealing with pupils with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties (SEBD). Interviews with 15 parents of children with SEBD found common experiences of poor coordination of services and nonproductive engagement with professionals. NCS could promote…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Coordination
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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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Wilson, Valerie; Hall, John – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
A literature review of teacher stress in Scotland found that hours worked by teachers have not changed significantly over the last decade, but the number of unpopular tasks over which teachers have little control has increased, resulting in increased stress. Being forced to implement mandated changes also increases teacher stress. (Contains 46…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Collegiality, Coping, Educational Change
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Donn, Gari – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
Two visions of the role of education are apparent within the Scottish Parliament--education for economic growth and education for informed citizenship and social justice. Responses to the national debate on education indicate that people favor the latter and do not want more and more initiatives. The challenge is to strive for improvement within…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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