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Giroux, Henry A. – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
Donald Trump's ascendancy in American politics has made visible a plague of deep-seated civic illiteracy, a corrupt political system, and a contempt for reason that has been decades in the making; it also points to the withering of civic attachments, the undoing of civic culture, the decline of public life, and the erosion of any sense of shared…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Higher Education, Authoritarianism, Citizenship
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Redford, Morag – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper follows on from the previous bulletin (Redford 2017), which covered the education remit of the Parliament's Education and Skills Committee between February 2017 and June 2017. The following bulletin covers the Education remit of the Education and Skills Committee from August 2017 to January 2018.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parliamentary Procedures, Committees, Educational Legislation
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Dai, Kun; Lingard, Bob; Reyes, Vicente – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
Set against globalization and as an expression of it, transnational higher education (TNHE) has become an important part of the Chinese educational higher education (HE) system. Research has widely investigated macro topics, for example, policy and developmental history of Chinese HE. However, limited studies have explored Chinese students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Student Experience, College Students
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Redford, Morag – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
This paper follows on from the previous bulletin (Redford, 2016), which covered the education remit of the Parliament's Education and Skills Committee between February and August 2016. The following bulletin covers the Education remit of the Education and Skills Committee from September 2016 to January 2017.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parliamentary Procedures, Committees, Educational Legislation
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Lasselle, Laurence – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
This paper explores some of the unique issues in accessing Higher Education (HE) faced by pupils living in some Scottish rural communities in Argyll & Bute, Highland, Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands. Many of these communities are hard to reach and in some of the least deprived areas of Scotland. Despite this,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Barriers, Higher Education, Access to Education
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Blackburn, Lucy Hunter – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
Comparisons with other parts of the United Kingdom have played an important role in justifying decisions made in relation to student funding in Scotland since devolution. This article considers first what comparative claims have been made for the content of student funding policy in four areas: fees, debt, total living cost support and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Educational Equity (Finance)
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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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Redford, Morag – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
This paper follows on from the previous bulletin (Redford 2015), which covered the education remit of the Parliament's Education and Culture Committee between February 2015 to August 2015. This bulletin covers the remit of the Education and Culture Committee from September 2015 to February 2016.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parliamentary Procedures, Committees, Educational Legislation
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Redford, Morag – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
This paper follows on from the previous bulletin (Redford 2015), which covered the education remit of the Parliament's Education and Culture Committee between February 2015 to August 2015. This bulletin covers the remit of the Education and Culture Committee from September 2015 to February 2016. [This is a republished article. To view the original…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parliamentary Procedures, Committees, Educational Legislation
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McKendrick, John H. – Scottish Educational Review, 2015
This research note argues that emerging research on poverty and education in Scotland needs to adopt a longer-term focus. Drawing on the work of Glasgow Caledonian University's "Caledonian Club," it reflects on evidence that one-third of parents who consider that their primary and nursery school children will not attend university when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Poverty, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
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Wilson, Alistair; Hunter, Katie; Spohrer, Konstanze; Bruner, Richard; Beasley, Anna – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
Alan Milburn, the Chair of the Government's Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission recently highlighted the role of education in progressing social mobility in Scotland; "In my view it's a grave social injustice that only one in forty pupils from Scotland's most deprived households…got three As in their Highers in 2011, compared to one…
Descriptors: Mentors, Higher Education, Access to Education, 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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