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Smith, Joseph – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper proposes the concept of 'Curricular Epistemic Socialisation' as a process through which the school curriculum shapes the disciplinary epistemologies and identities of high school (11-18) teachers. Drawing on a survey of history teachers in Scotland (n=101), a cohort comparison is made between those trained since the introduction in 2010…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Epistemology, Secondary School Teachers, Excellence in Education
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Torrance, Deirdre; Forde, Christine – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
Leadership has been identified in contemporary policy as a critical factor in taking forward school improvement and enhancing outcomes for pupils (Pontz, Nusche and Moorman, 2008) in many educational systems including Scottish education. A second policy driver in Scottish education currently is focused on "closing the gap" (Scottish…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Case Studies
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Corry, Val – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
The "gender gap" in attainment is an issue in Scotland but is also an international phenomenon. In Scotland, this gap continues to be apparent as girls outperform boys in national examinations. This raises challenges for those working in schools and for policymakers in responding to this phenomenon. This article focuses on appraising…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Achievement Gap, Educational Attainment
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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
This paper examines the 2016 manifestos of the main political parties seeking election to the Scottish Parliament, with particular reference to their educational commitments on issues of equality and inclusion. The policy context is described and related to academic accounts of the policy-making process. Use is made of discourse analysis as a…
Descriptors: Elections, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Parliamentary Procedures
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Mifsud, Denise – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
A central issue in system improvement is the propagation of a common sense of purpose where individual institutions can simultaneously bond with the wider system while exercising autonomy in context--hence the centrality of networks and collaboration (Hopkins 2007). The Maltese state education system responded to this concomitant move towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Public Education
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Arnott, Margaret A. – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
Education policy is a key devolved policy arena in which there are considerable tensions between and within institutions, within and across Scotland and the UK, and in relations with Europe. It may be assumed such tensions could increase during the process of Brexit and the implementation of the 2016 Scotland Act (Arnott 2016; Arnott and Ozga…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Governance
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Minty, Sarah – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
Free tuition in Scotland is frequently linked to principles of equal access and fairness. But just how "fair" do young people think access to higher education is? And what concepts of fairness are their views based on? This article reports the findings of semi-structured interviews with 121 young people aged 15-18 in Scotland. The paper…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Social Justice
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Riddell, Sheila – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
This paper considers the extent to which higher education in Scotland may be seen as a socially just system. The paper begins with a discussion of recent literature on the nature of social justice, drawing on the writing of Fraser (2005), Phillips (2004) and Sen (1992). Phillips' argument that social justice must be understood in terms of equality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Weedon, Elisabet – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
The proportion of disabled students in higher education across the UK has increased over the last 20 years as a result of equalities legislation and widening access measures promoted by the Scottish Government. For monitoring and reporting purposes, disabled students have often been treated as a homogeneous group. Drawing on an analysis of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Disabilities, Socioeconomic Background
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Riddell, Sheila – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
Despite the Scottish Government's frequent affirmation of its commitment to social justice principles, there has of late been a recognition of the need for firmer action to tackle the social class gap in higher education participation, reflecting wider social inequalities in Scotland. In a recent policy statement, Angela Constance, Cabinet…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2015
This paper examines the contribution of William Boyd (1874-1962) to the development of educational studies in the first half of the twentieth century. It traces his involvement in, and contribution to, many different fields of enquiry that were important in the subsequent evolution of education as an academic discipline. As Head of the Education…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Research, College Faculty, Department Heads
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Christie, Beth; Beames, Simon; Higgins, Peter; Nicol, Robbie; Ross, Hamish – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
This paper examines the frequency and nature of outdoor learning provision in Scottish schools, with specific attention paid to teachers' approaches to learning outdoors, and it considers what further support and professional development teachers need to progress their practice. This enquiry is timely as limited data has been gathered over the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Teaching Methods
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Menter, Ian – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
Educational research in Scotland has a very distinguished history and has made a major contribution in several aspects of methodology, not least in the relationships between researchers, policymakers and practitioners. The paper considers the Scottish contribution to the development of educational research past, present and future and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational History, Teaching Methods
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Lingard, Bob; Sellar, Sam – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
This paper focuses on the rescaling and re-spatialization of policy and governance in education, including the constitution of a global education policy field. It deals with the changing education policy work of the OECD, particularly the influential Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). We argue that PISA has become the most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students
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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
Starting in August 2014, all registered teachers in Scotland are now required to engage in a process of Professional Update (PU) managed by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS). The aim is to ensure that teachers at every stage of their careers participate in worthwhile professional learning, which can take a variety of forms. PU is,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, Inquiry
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