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Campbell, Carol; Osmond-Johnson, Pamela; Faubert, Brenton – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
Teachers' professional development and learning is of high interest in educational reform internationally. We present findings from the "State of Educators' Professional Learning in Canada" study. We identify ten features proposed for effective professional learning: evidence-informed subject specific and pedagogical content knowledge a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Evidence Based Practice, Teacher Education
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Torrance, Deirdre; Notman, Ross; Murphy, Daniel – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
There is growing awareness of the contribution teachers can make to school leadership, particularly in relation to improvements in curriculum and pedagogy. Teacher leadership offers the potential to engage teachers in bottom-up approaches to school improvement and liberate the professional creativity of teachers. Despite such positioning, clearer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership, Experiential Learning, Investigations
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Donn, Gari – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
Discusses gaps in the provision and quality of education across Commonwealth countries and between the Commonwealth and other countries. Outlines a research agenda on issues related to access to education (home, community, school, personal, and political barriers); inclusive education (both for children with disabilities and cultural minority…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Comparative Education, Diversity (Student)
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Cross, Beth – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
Examples from upper primary classrooms in Scotland and Jamaica demonstrate the subtle ways in which teachers support or restrict the classroom use of community languages (Scots and Patwa) through their broad or narrow implementation of language policy. The metaphor of fractals, derived from complexity theory, can form a sensitive and appropriate…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Comparative Education, Dialects, Discourse Analysis
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Pilz, Matthias – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
The German vocational education system, possibly the opposite of a pure modular system, must change to match the needs of a rapidly changing and specializing labor market. Four types of Scottish modular programs (National Certificate Modules, Scottish Vocational Qualifications, General Scottish Vocational Qualifications, and the new "Higher…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Brisard, Estelle – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
Teacher education programs are based on cultural and political assumptions about the processes involved in learning to teach and about what constitutes good teaching. A comparative study of teacher education in France, England, and Scotland examines differences in course structure, school placements, training support, professional educational…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cooperating Teachers, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries
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Menter, Ian – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
Teacher supply and recruitment, teacher pay and working conditions, institutional structures, and policy contexts are compared for England and Scotland. In Scotland, the fundamental approach to teacher employment and retention is based on rewarding teachers and improving conditions. The exaggerated centralization of English education policy, with…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Teelken, Christine – Scottish Educational Review, 2000
Current British educational developments related to market forces and school choice are examined in terms of educational demand, supply side characteristics, and the regulatory structure of choice. Results from panel study interviews in England and Scotland suggest that concerns about increased inequality among secondary schools are justified,…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Competitive Selection, Educational Change, Educational Demand
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Dockrell, W. Bryan – Scottish Educational Review, 1980
Noting America's traditional domination of educational research topics and methods, the author looks at recent attempts to enhance collaboration with: crossnational, multinational, and international projects. Considering the advantages and disadvantages of each, he concludes that multinational collaboration--the sharing of techniques--currently…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Cooperation, Educational Research, International Educational Exchange
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Blyth, Alan – Scottish Educational Review, 1990
Analyzes two important policy papers on "progressive" elementary education--Scotland's Primary Memorandum of 1965 and England's Plowden Report of 1967--in light of previous policy and the state of elementary education in each country. Compares contemporary criticisms and subsequent reevaluations of the documents. Contains 22 references.…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Education
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Raffe, David; Courtenay, Gill – Scottish Educational Review, 1987
Data on post-16 transitions from the 1985 Scottish Young Peoples Survey and from the England and Wales Youth Cohort Study reveal several differences reflecting institutional differences between the two systems. Data also reveal sociological similarities. Those who develop policy initiatives at a British level must respect both similarities and…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Differences
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Finn, Gerard P. T. – Scottish Educational Review, 1987
Identifies racism in British society and discusses its influences on educational thinking and approaches, including some forms of multiculturalism. With special attention to Scottish racism, argues in favor of constructing a multicultural antiracism. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Blacks, Comparative Education, Cultural Context, Cultural Pluralism
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Clarke, Peter – Scottish Educational Review, 1987
Describes Scottish Central Institutions, which provide higher education mostly at degree level or the equivalent. Summarizes differences between the universities and the Central Institutions in the areas of vocational aims and objectives, teaching and validation, student applications, funding, and staff establishment. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Educational Finance
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Raffe, David – Scottish Educational Review, 1997
In 1999, Scotland's "Higher Still" will incorporate all upper-secondary academic and vocational courses in a unified curriculum and assessment system for postcompulsory education. Higher Still's objectives, strategies, and "system architecture" are compared to those of Austria, England, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, and…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Delivery Systems, Educational Change
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Bamford, Caroline; Schuller, Tom – Scottish Educational Review, 1999
Compares trends in England and Scotland concerning what young people do at the school-leaving age of 16 (previously 15), whether "stayers" continue in school or go to further-education colleges, qualifications (credentials) achieved by school leavers, and differences between girls and boys. Examines Scotland's postsecondary attendance…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Age Groups, Comparative Education
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