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Philpott, Carey; Oates, Catriona – Scottish Educational Review, 2015
Learning Rounds is a form of professional development that has gained widespread currency in Scotland. It has received official endorsement from Scottish Government funded agencies and has spread as a practice through at least 24 out of 32 local authorities, in part through popular adoption by teachers. However the literature on Instructional…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Day, Stephen; Bryce, Tom – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
Policy studies in science education do not have a particularly high profile. For science teachers, policy lurks in the background, somewhat disconnected from their normal classroom practice; for many, it is simply taken-for-granted. This paper analyses policy documents which have emerged from Curriculum for Excellence ("CfE") that impact…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Curriculum, Educational Policy, Experience
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Rudduck, Jean – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
When schools consult with students about their educational experiences, students exhibit increased self-confidence, independence in learning, and commitment to school. Teachers become aware of students' creativity, insightfulness, and responsibility. At the school level, student consultation can change assumptions about student capabilities and…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Democracy, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wilson, Valerie; Hall, John – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
A literature review of teacher stress in Scotland found that hours worked by teachers have not changed significantly over the last decade, but the number of unpopular tasks over which teachers have little control has increased, resulting in increased stress. Being forced to implement mandated changes also increases teacher stress. (Contains 46…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Collegiality, Coping, Educational Change
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Powney, Janet; Lowden, Kevin – Scottish Educational Review, 2001
Reviews alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use by youth in the United Kingdom, and explores some problems with drug education in Scottish schools. Discusses teachers' lack of confidence in their own credibility as drug educators; moral dilemmas arising from values conflicts between teachers, students, and families; teacher responsibilities; and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drug Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Campbell, Carol – Scottish Educational Review, 2000
Traces the long-standing debate about the distinctiveness of Scottish education. Examines the development of school-based management in Scotland, differences in policy development between Scotland and England, and the power of the ongoing perception of distinctive Scottish educational values to influence implementation of school-based management…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Influences, Decentralization, Educational Change
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Closs, Alison – Scottish Educational Review, 2000
Examines how school attendance/absence is perceived in Scotland, as reflected in educational research, policy, and practices. Suggests that the largest cause of absence--medical reasons--be disaggregated and addressed, both to support the education of students whose absence is inevitable and to improve the school attendance of children whose…
Descriptors: Attendance, Chronic Illness, Educational Needs, Educational Policy
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Entwistle, Noel – Scottish Educational Review, 1981
Argues that principles of learning drawn from mainstream psychology are unlikely to be as helpful in understanding the learning which takes place in school or universities as are those which are drawn more directly from research on students which develops explanations directly from the learner's own school experiences. (Author/CM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Classroom Research, Cognitive Style, Educational Research
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Drever, Eric – Scottish Educational Review, 1979
The author critically reviews the research done in science education, and suggests there needs to be better quality control of research, and that such research should be conducted by educationists interested in science rather than by scientists interested in education. (KC)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Quality Control, Research Reports, Researchers
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Magowan, S. A. – Scottish Educational Review, 1980
This brief overview on dyslexia notes the problems of defining this syndrome, presents a profile of a "typical" dyslexic child, and describes the three sub-types of dyslexia which have been identified. (SJL)
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Children, Classification, Dyslexia
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Conlon, Tom – Scottish Educational Review, 1997
Technology enthusiasts and politicians portray the Internet in unrealistic and misleading ways that inflate its suitability for school education. The Internet is not a library, "community," or panacea for difficult problems of teaching and learning. Determining the benefits and pitfalls for education requires extensive research and evaluation of…
Descriptors: Appropriate Technology, Criticism, Educational Benefits, Educational Resources
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Corrie, Malcolm; Zaklukiewicz, Stefan – Scottish Educational Review, 1984
Discusses difficulties faced by handicapped school leavers and the limitations of existing research related to the transition of handicapped students from special education to adult life. Suggests future research directions and priorities. Focuses on the need for more research on provision, greater awareness of research issues, and improved…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination
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Meyer, Barbara – Scottish Educational Review, 1982
Interaction between oral and literate modes of communication in a predominantly oral culture is discussed in the Islamic context of West Africa. Communication is viewed as transmission of knowledge in a formal learning situation (a one way process) and as an informal shared process between literate and nonliterate community members. (BRR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Communication (Thought Transfer), Foreign Countries, Islamic Culture
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Thomson, George O. B. – Scottish Educational Review, 1982
Reviews pressures to change practice in educational psychology and discusses related pressure to change training procedures. Recognises a growing body of opinion that an integrated service should be provided for children, young people, and their families. Concludes that integration of training is desirable and practicable, but recognises some…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Clinical Psychology, Educational Change, Educational Psychology
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Hendry, Leo; Raymond, Martin – Scottish Educational Review, 1983
Reviews the research on unemployed adolescents, noting a lack of evidence about the schools' role in preparing adolescents for an uncertain future and about unemployment from the adolescents' perspective. Discusses a Scottish study showing the effects of unemployment on adolescent lifestyle and leisure and the schools' emphasis on work. (SB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitudes, Education Work Relationship, Employment Experience
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