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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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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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Donn, Gari – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
The Scottish Executive called for a national debate on the future of education to be held in the Scottish Parliament, March- July 2002. Major concerns of various Parliamentary committees included improved and equitable education, particularly for children with disabilities; accountability; and the development of a qualifications framework for…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship
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Donn, Gari – Scottish Educational Review, 2001
Education issues addressed by the Scottish Parliament in 2001 included Gaelic language maintenance, lifelong learning, funding for research and teaching in higher education, and the role of education in economic development. It is becoming apparent that economic development concerns may not necessarily be congruent with principles underlying…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Educational Policy
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Donn, Gari – Scottish Educational Review, 2001
Reports on educational activities in the Scottish Parliament for Fall-Winter 2000-01. Discusses efforts to prevent a recurrence of the Scottish Qualifications Authority's failure to deliver timely and accurate examination results; recommendations to increase student financial support for further and higher education and thereby widen access; and…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation
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Donn, Gari – Scottish Educational Review, 2000
Reviews some educational issues arising during the first year of the new Scottish Parliament. Discusses facility problems and funding needs of small rural schools, debate over what constitutes standards and which performance indicators should be included in legislation, proposed accountability structures for local education authorities, and the…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Educational Quality
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Donn, Gari – Scottish Educational Review, 2000
Describes the new Scottish Parliament's first education crisis: failure of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), which oversees the public examinations system, to make timely and correct awards to secondary students who sat exams. Discusses data processing problems, accountability and ministerial responsibility, communication issues,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Problems, Educational Administration, Educational Certificates
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Donn, Gari – Scottish Educational Review, 1999
Reviews educational issues arising in Scotland's first Parliament in 300 years. Discusses the debate on teachers' pay and teaching conditions, including proposals to change the management structure of schools, extend teachers' working hours, and increase class size. Describes the proposed Scottish University for Industry, which would be a gateway…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Class Size, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education