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Shapira, Marina; Priestley, Mark – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper forms the first part of research into the phenomenon of curriculum narrowing within Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). It presents findings from a preliminary analysis of publicly available data -- Scottish Qualifications and school leavers' attainment data, aggregated by local authorities. Our findings show that the senior…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Trend Analysis, Educational Attainment, Excellence in Education
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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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Gavine, David – Scottish Educational Review, 2001
Traces how the assessment of special educational needs has been carried out in Scotland since 1980. Discusses ambiguity of terminology in legislative and policy documents between needs located within the child and those related to educational resources; difficulties caused by abolition of student categorization by handicap; and suggestions for…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Practices
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Skilbeck, Malcolm – Scottish Educational Review, 1986
Investigates origins and growth of the idea that education is a science. Explores meaning of science and draws analogy between teaching and craftsmanship. Argues that educational sciences have significant contributions to make to fields like curriculum development. (LFL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Philosophy
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Croxford, Linda; And Others – Scottish Educational Review, 1991
The Scottish Young People's Survey revealed spectacular increases since 1984 in S5 (the fifth year, noncompulsary) student enrollment in National Certificate modules. The modules' role in S5, however, remains modest--providing breadth and balance in curriculum modes and learning styles. Their juxtaposition with academic courses reinforces student…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, High Schools
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Ross, Hamish – Scottish Educational Review, 1996
From 1975 to 1990, staff development in Scottish secondary education changed from a relatively informal process, dependent upon the individual teacher's motivation, to a more collegial group undertaking and, finally, to a function of centralized management. Data from administrator interviews and the literature illuminate factors affecting this…
Descriptors: Centralization, Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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Reynolds, David – Scottish Educational Review, 1997
Reviews recent trends in school effectiveness research from a British perspective. Discusses the achievements of school effectiveness research in destroying assumptions of school impotence in the face of family background. Examines criticisms of effectiveness research, recent research themes, factors associated with school effectiveness, positive…
Descriptors: Criticism, Educational Trends, Effective Schools Research, Elementary Secondary Education
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Hartley, David – Scottish Educational Review, 1998
The primary-secondary (S1 and S2) "divide" is one contentious area in restructuring education in Scotland. Education is caught between the forces of culture fragmentation and the centralizing tendencies of government. Articulation of education levels in a national framework reflects the influence of cultural and economic trends on…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Cultural Influences, Developmental Continuity, Educational Assessment
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Croxford, Linda – Scottish Educational Review, 1994
Data from the Scottish Young People's Survey were used to evaluate a broad-based curriculum introduced in Scottish secondary schools in 1983. Results indicated that most students studied the curriculum during their last two years of compulsory schooling and that differences in participation relative to student achievement and gender have been…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Paterson, Lindsay – Scottish Educational Review, 1994
The number of students under age 21 who entered college science or engineering courses rose markedly between 1963 and 1990, concurrent with general expansion in higher education. Female enrollments grew rapidly in science but remained very low in engineering. Rates of participation in both fields remained higher among better qualified students.…
Descriptors: College Students, Course Selection (Students), Educational Trends, Engineering
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Mackay, Thomas – Scottish Educational Review, 1994
To understand trends in Scottish special education statistics, the data must be set against known demographic factors and must take into account changing patterns of age of pupils served in special education, types of learning difficulty, categories of establishment included, and distribution between schools and departments. Concludes that a move…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming
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Kirk, Gordon – Scottish Educational Review, 1988
Presents a model of teaching as a professional activity. Examines features in the Scottish educational scene that threaten the model: the explicit attack on teacher education, centralist curriculum development, the persistence of restricted professionalism, and the managerialist trend in education. (Author/SV)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy, Professional Recognition
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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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Nisbet, John; Shucksmith, Janet – Scottish Educational Review, 1984
Discusses the metacognitive skill of learning to learn and explores questions related to its importance for teaching. Describes work in progress that is designed to incorporate learning to learn into the curriculum for 10-14 year olds. Presents a hierarchical model of learning skills, strategies, and approaches and a guide for teachers. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Curriculum Development, Educational Trends
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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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