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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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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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McKinney, Stephen; Hall, Stuart; Lowden, Kevin; Smith, Marjorie; Beaumont, Paul – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
One of the aims of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) in Scotland is greater inclusion of interdisciplinary learning and teaching in school education. There is, arguably, a limited amount of guidance in the CfE literature to advise and support secondary teachers in the practical implications of the planning, preparation and implementation of…
Descriptors: Science Education, Religious Education, Teamwork, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Santoro, Ninetta – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
In the last ten years in Australia researchers have come under intense scrutiny as assessment measures of research quality have dominated their work. While these initiatives have made highly visible the work of some educational researchers, at the same time, they have made invisible the scholarship and work of many others in education faculties…
Descriptors: Educational Researchers, Educational Research, Profiles, Foreign Countries
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Muschamp, Yolande – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
This paper is based on a keynote address to the 2012 Scottish Educational Research Association Annual Conference. It explores the relationship between research and teaching, particularly in the context of teacher education in Scotland but also in terms of wider implications. The paper begins with a discussion of how key terms such as education,…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Theory Practice Relationship, Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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O'Donnell, Patrick – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
In August 2011, the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) celebrated the accolade of university title, becoming Scotland's newest university. Modelled on a federal, collegiate university based on a number of existing and geographically dispersed Further Education (FE) colleges and research institutions, the UHI has clearly abandoned the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Research Universities, Educational History
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Holligan, Chris – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
This paper contributes to our understanding of a supposed free-market in research, where knowledge-transfer is to government, which then brokers the evidence into professional fields. Education research contracts are put out to tender by Scottish Government and a constellation of factors constructing this phenomenon has epistemological and…
Descriptors: Technology Transfer, Neoliberalism, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Boström, Lena; Coburn, Annette – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
Education systems in Sweden and Scotland are currently undergoing reforms which have shifted curricula from content driven to student focused approaches. In Higher Education, the shift from elite to more accessible mass education may bring direct implications for teaching and learning. Institutions continually seek evidence of the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Student Teachers, Cognitive Style, Learning Strategies
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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
This paper examines the tensions that sometimes arise between educational researchers and policy makers. The recent history of the relationship is described and it is suggested that part of the reason for current disenchantment (on both sides) is that the two groups approach research with different expectations and priorities. Two particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Educational Policy
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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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Boyd, Brian; Simpson, Mary; Gooday, Margaret – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
A Scottish council commissioned a study to inform development of policy concerning ability grouping, timetabling, and other practices related to the transition from primary to secondary schooling. Although the researchers became aware that the council expected a report supportive of their policies, the data supported the view that the key to…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Class Organization, Developmental Continuity, Educational Attitudes
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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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Lewy, Arieh; And Others – Scottish Educational Review, 1982
Educational research would benefit if standards could be agreed for recording precisely what has been done in a research study, and if these records were available for scrutiny. Advantages claimed include better quality data, easier comparison with other studies, the possibility of analysis by others and greater credibility of findings. (BRR)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Credibility, Data Analysis, Data Collection
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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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Black, H. D.; DeLuca, C. – Scottish Educational Review, 1979
The authors, one a research officer with the Scottish Council for Research in Education and the other a principal teacher of geography, have collaborated for over 18 months in educational research. They provide their own description of the problems and possibilities inherent in this kind of collaborative research. (Author)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Models
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