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Hartley, David – Scottish Educational Review, 1997
Examines current British concerns about the need for values education from the perspective of postmodern social theorists. Argues that, viewed sociologically, the current approach to values education is broadly functionalist (and conservative), for it fails to come to terms with the deep structure of contemporary society, specifically consumerism…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Cultural Context, Educational Environment, Educational Policy
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Calderhead, James – Scottish Educational Review, 1997
Argues for more research into teacher education to form a basis for development of policy and practice. Identifies research networks related to teacher education in Europe. Provides an example of how teacher education research might contribute to practice: a study of different types of learning experience among student teachers and different types…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Humes, Walter M. – Scottish Educational Review, 1997
Examines the recent development of educational policy analysis as a research field within Scottish education. Discusses "inside" and "outside" approaches to policy analysis; the value of theoretical models for making sense of source material; the potential of discourse analysis, illustrated by reference to Foucault and Lyotard;…
Descriptors: Criticism, Discourse Analysis, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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Ellis, Sue; And Others – Scottish Educational Review, 1997
Argues that the definition of teaching content for imaginative writing in Scotland's national curriculum guidelines is problematic and that the definitions of process and context are not sufficiently coherent to provide a sound basis for planning and teaching story writing. Indicates how the writing criteria applied to national tests of writing…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Curriculum Guides, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education
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Adams, Frank – Scottish Educational Review, 1997
Explores the impact of the nonstatutory Scottish Curriculum and Assessment Programme 5-14 and the extent to which it represents a national curriculum. Considers the increasing demand for significant representation of Scottish culture in the curriculum, the tension between national identity and multiculturalism, and difficulties in selecting…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Macnab, Donald – Scottish Educational Review, 1999
Examines values and purpose in mathematics education in Scottish schools in light of declining Scottish scores on international and national mathematics assessments and the rhetoric of national policy documents. Argues that policy documents convey an unclear, dual vision of mathematics learning as a carefully structured activity with predetermined…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Kirk, Gordon – Scottish Educational Review, 1999
Scottish teacher education was located in specialist institutions (monotechnics) until quite recently, but is now almost fully integrated into the universities. This change was related to government policies that promoted institutional collaboration, financial and other pressures that made merger with a university attractive to colleges of…
Descriptors: College Environment, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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Midwinter, Arthur; McVicar, Murray – Scottish Educational Review, 1999
Examines the modernization of Scotland's higher education funding during the Thatcher years; trends in funding since 1995, when support based on unit costs was reduced; and the 1996 allocation of university funding based on research assessment. Concludes that continued emphasis on "efficiency-based savings" will increase teaching loads…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Efficiency, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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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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Northcroft, David J. – Scottish Educational Review, 1992
Reassesses reformist "Report on Secondary Education" (1947) and ensuing effects on Scottish Education Department (SED) policies. Examines roles of administrators, teachers, and postwar values in Scotland's failure to realize report's calls for educational equality. Concludes that report, although energizing, was isolated in time and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Attitudes, Advisory Committees, Change Agents
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Grant, Nigel – Scottish Educational Review, 1992
Throughout history, attempts have been made to use "science" to justify white European and American domination of other racial/ethnic groups and inequities of gender and class. Points out the lack of science and objectivity in the research of Linnaeus, Agassiz, Morton, Broca, Jensen, and Lynn. Suggests implications for antiracist…
Descriptors: Biology, Blacks, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Bias
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Darling, John – Scottish Educational Review, 1992
Although the majority of teachers in Scotland are and have been women, higher positions within the educational system tend to be held by men. Instead of identifying faults in the promotion system, the Strathclyde Region's investigation of promotion and gender recommends that more women be persuaded to apply for higher positions. (KS)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Stronach, Ian – Scottish Educational Review, 1992
Reviews of three recent Scottish teacher education texts analyze the political and pedagogical philosophies of teacher education presented in each. A commonality among the texts is a portrayal of the teacher as a "hero" fighting for emancipation, empowerment, and transformation. Also discussed are each narrative's views of the past,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Book Reviews, College School Cooperation, Educational Change
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Cameron-Jones, M.; O'Hara, P. – Scottish Educational Review, 1994
Increased emphasis has been placed on student teachers' practical experiences in Scottish schools resulting from government policy specifying teacher competencies, student teachers' views of their learning experience, and research into the nature and contribution of practicing teachers' knowledge. Addresses implications concerning this shift of…
Descriptors: Affiliated Schools, College School Cooperation, Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Change
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