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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper examines some aspects of the work of Margaret McMillan (1860-1931), who is best known for her advocacy of child welfare and nursery education in the first decades of the twentieth century, but who was also closely involved in early socialist movements and, to a lesser extent, the campaign for women's suffrage. The particular focus is on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Welfare, Nursery Schools
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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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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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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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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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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
This paper examines the recommendations contained in Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) aimed at encouraging the integration of knowledge, skills and understanding across different areas of the curriculum. It first outlines what is said in the official CfE documentation and supporting materials produced by Education Scotland, noting the absence of…
Descriptors: Excellence in Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Integrated Curriculum
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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
This paper examines the tensions that sometimes arise between educational researchers and policy makers. The recent history of the relationship is described and it is suggested that part of the reason for current disenchantment (on both sides) is that the two groups approach research with different expectations and priorities. Two particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Educational Policy
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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2001
Examines aspects of initial teacher education and continuing professional development in Scotland against the backdrop of McCrone Report recommendations on teaching conditions. Discusses teachers' attitudes toward their own professional development; the nature of professional knowledge, skills, and values; and some principles to promote genuine…
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Conformity, Educational Policy, Educational Principles