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Paterson, Lindsay – Scottish Educational Review, 1998
Discusses implications of the new Scottish parliament for socially inclusive, comprehensive secondary education and assesses the role of local government in education in the context of the new government. Argues in favor of radical renewal of the principles of comprehensive education and the development of active citizenship through education.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Comprehensive Programs, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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Paterson, Lindsay – Scottish Educational Review, 1994
The number of students under age 21 who entered college science or engineering courses rose markedly between 1963 and 1990, concurrent with general expansion in higher education. Female enrollments grew rapidly in science but remained very low in engineering. Rates of participation in both fields remained higher among better qualified students.…
Descriptors: College Students, Course Selection (Students), Educational Trends, Engineering
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Paterson, Lindsay – Scottish Educational Review, 1998
There is little research-based analysis of education's past or prospective contribution to the constitutional reconstruction of Scottish participatory democracy. Describes the constitutional changes occurring in Scotland and the relationship between educational research and policy. Analyzes positive and negative elements of educational research…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Fairley, John; Paterson, Lindsay – Scottish Educational Review, 1995
Argues that the "new managerialism" approach to educational management in Scotland, with its emphasis on performance monitoring, diverts attention away from the core concerns of educational delivery and incurs significant bureaucratic costs. An alternative model, which is based on collegiality and democracy, focuses on professionalism,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Decentralization, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment
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Paterson, Lindsay – Scottish Educational Review, 1997
Statistical evidence, 1980-95, on Scottish secondary students' attainment, achievement, rates of staying on in postcompulsory education, and rates of entering higher education indicates sharp reductions in differences between advantaged and disadvantaged students. Improved access to expanded curricula has been supported by a deeply embedded social…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Disadvantaged, Dropout Rate
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Fairley, John; Paterson, Lindsay – Scottish Educational Review, 1991
Since 1983, all nonadvanced vocational courses at Scottish secondary and postsecondary institutions were replaced by a system of modules, uniform free-standing units of study with specified learning outcomes required for student certification. This development is contrasted with politically driven vocational policy changes in England. Contains 42…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Trends