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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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Midwinter, Arthur – Scottish Educational Review, 1997
The LACE (Local Authority Current Expenditure) report on comparable local education expenditure in Scotland, England, and Wales, 1993-95, found that Scottish expenditure was 23% higher than in England, largely from the higher incidence of local authority-educated children in Scotland. However, the LACE report excludes several important variables…
Descriptors: Costs, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brown, Sally – Scottish Educational Review, 1990
Examines Scotland's increasingly standardized national curriculum and testing reforms. Discusses centrally determined innovations, relationships between curriculum and assessment, reforms' effects on classroom, and teachers' role. Compares elements of encroaching "market model" reforms in England, Wales, and United States, suggesting…
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Comparative Analysis, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Midwinter, Arthur; McGarvey, Neil – Scottish Educational Review, 1994
Challenges government assumptions regarding local government reorganization that would increase educational authorities in Scotland from 12 to 32. Proposes that the potential increase in administrative costs of smaller educational authorities would be greater than potential savings and would result in lower quality of educational service. Compares…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education
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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
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Bruce, Nigel – Scottish Educational Review, 1981
Explores Scotland's attempts to make available to school children the advice and support of trained social workers. Compares present developments and trends in Scotland and England and draws attention to current issues. (Author)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Comparative Analysis, Counseling Services, Elementary Secondary Education