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Fernie, Scott; Pilcher, Nick; Smith, Karen L. – European Journal of Education, 2014
National Qualifications Frameworks (NQF) are a globally established and expanding phenomenon. They are increasingly merging and being mapped onto meta-qualifications frameworks. One key NQF in both these roles is the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). Much research categorises the different types of NQF, details their success and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualifications, Educational Practices, Credits
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Livingston, Kay – European Journal of Education, 2014
The pace of change in today's society means that there is an ongoing need for teachers to learn, have new knowledge and use new pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of their pupils. For many teachers, this requires redefining their identity as teachers and what "teaching" means in 21st century learning environments. These changes…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Education, Teacher Collaboration, Professional Identity
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Donaldson, Graham – European Journal of Education, 2014
The dynamic forces shaping education in the 21st century have led countries across the world to pursue sweeping educational reforms. Despite significant investment and radical approaches including system and organisational restructuring, managerialism and marketisation, evidence of sustained impact in the classroom remains elusive. Using the…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Systems Approach
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Harris, Margaret S. G. – European Journal of Education, 2012
This article considers the value of flexibility and free choice in learning, and examines the increasing recognition of the evolving and wide range of appropriate environments for learning, such as the workplace, the home, the community, and the virtual world. This "Lifeplace Learning" is compared to the requirements and visions of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning, Access to Education, Readiness
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Pons, Xavier – European Journal of Education, 2011
This article synthesises some findings of an international research project called "Know&Pol" to question the effects of the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) on the public debate in three European countries (France, Portugal and Scotland). Using a political science approach, it shows that Pisa did not…
Descriptors: Political Science, Foreign Countries, Research Projects, Sociology
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McAleavy, Gerry; Donegan, Tony; O'Hagan, Celia – European Journal of Education, 2009
Planning for shared schooling in Northern Ireland requires a re-consideration of the decision-making processes that underpin the choices made by parents and a re-thinking of the nature and purpose of alternative modes of educating young people from the different communities together. The article provides evidence that demand for existing…
Descriptors: Religion, Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational History
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Gvaramadze, Irakli – European Journal of Education, 2008
This article focuses on recent trends in quality assurance initiatives, analyses how the European Higher Education Area promotes quality enhancement mechanisms and their implications for quality cultures in universities. It presents and discusses two approaches towards quality enhancement both at the institutional and programme level: 1. Quality…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries
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Raffe, David – European Journal of Education, 2007
The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework is often claimed to be a success and an example to other countries. However, if other countries wish to learn from this example they should not only study the current framework; they should also examine the sequence of policy reforms, over a quarter of a century, through which it developed. The…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Employment Qualifications, Guidelines
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Hill, Malcolm; Graham, Catherine; Caulfield, Catriona; Ross, Nicola; Shelton, Anita – European Journal of Education, 2007
In the UK, policies and academic writings about inter-ethnic relations have witnessed many changes in recent decades, with a growing focus on the effects of different forms of racism and anti-racism. Opinions have been diverse on the extent to which both the majority and minority populations should respect and adapt to each other's traditions.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Relations, Racial Bias, Social Bias
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Deem, Rosemary – European Journal of Education, 2006
The article examines the extent to which the notion of a publicly-funded university as an institution engaging in both teaching and research is likely to be sustained in the European higher education space of the future, given the variety of pressures (including funding and mass higher education) on such a conception of a university and changes in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Universities, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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Grant, Nigel – European Journal of Education, 1984
Multiculturalism is a historical condition in Scotland. The country's identity is ambiguous, but Scotland could come to understand its own identity better by developing its own international understanding and by understanding the pluralism of its own society, past and present. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational History, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Morris, John – European Journal of Education, 1982
Through the actions of several complementary bodies and at all educational levels, microelectronics and microcomputing in Scotland are being developed quickly and broadly. However, two problems remain: production, collection, and distribution of quality software and training the majority of teachers. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Howieson, Cathy – European Journal of Education, 1993
A discussion of Scotland's new modular approach to vocational education and certification, providing training modules in both secondary and higher education institutions, looks at problems created, particularly in the secondary education system. Unified academic/vocational or dual-track systems are considered as alternatives to the current…
Descriptors: Certification, College Preparation, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Design
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Cowper, Henry – European Journal of Education, 1986
Dissatisfaction and upheaval among Scottish teachers is due to public policy that keeps teacher education, and thus education in general, a low priority. (MSE)
Descriptors: Activism, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Sellar, Keith – European Journal of Education, 1985
The University of Aberdeen's development, with the petroleum industry, of a group of companies for research and development are discussed, including problems encountered and recommendations for other universities with similar interests. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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