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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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McKendrick, John H. – Scottish Educational Review, 2015
This research note argues that emerging research on poverty and education in Scotland needs to adopt a longer-term focus. Drawing on the work of Glasgow Caledonian University's "Caledonian Club," it reflects on evidence that one-third of parents who consider that their primary and nursery school children will not attend university when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
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Torrance, Deirdre – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
Contemporary efforts to reconceptualise the teaching profession in Scotland as seen with the Donaldson (2011) "Review of Teacher Education," the McCormac (2011) "Review of Teacher Employment" and the GTCS (2012) "Review of Professional Standards" are aligning themselves to certain principles. Among them, is the core…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, Power Structure, Department Heads
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Siraj-Blatchford, Iram; Mayo, Aziza; Melhuish, Edward; Taggart, Brenda; Sammons, Pamela; Sylva, Kathy – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
Understanding how we can support children through their learning life course has become a policy imperative, particularly those children from poor homes who would normally be facing a low achiever trajectory. The paper reports on 50 in-depth Child and Family Case Studies (CFCS) that were conducted as part of the Effective Provision of Pre-School,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, At Risk Students, Resilience (Psychology)