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Stocks, John – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
During the 1930s, middle-class Scottish children almost always attended college preparatory secondary schools, whether by academic ability, payment of fees, or parent assertiveness. This class-biased system of selection had few critics because it favored the more articulate members of society. Opposition to the selection system was due more to…
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational History, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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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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Mannion, Greg – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
A study examined the role of school culture in student transitions to postcompulsory education in Scotland. Findings from 36 focus groups with 152 secondary students, college students, and job trainees indicate that schooling offered limited opportunities for identification with the world of work and for pathways other than staying on, and…
Descriptors: Aspiration, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Negative Attitudes
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Johnston, Derek – Scottish Educational Review, 2001
New local education authorities created by Scottish governmental reorganization have reduced, or started charging fees for, instrumental music instruction. This action's unpopularity may lead to central government intervention and loss of local control over one area of educational responsibility. An alternative would be for local authorities to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship
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Diffey, N.; Morton, L. L.; Wolfe, A.; Tuson, J. – Scottish Educational Review, 2001
A study examined motivation among 150 students studying French as a foreign language in a Scottish and a Canadian secondary school. Canadian teachers' tendency towards control fostered extrinsic student motivation, whereas Scottish students were more amenable to intrinsic motivation. Successful foreign language teaching lies in conveying social…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Early Adolescents, Foreign Countries, French
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Donn, Gari – Scottish Educational Review, 2001
Reports on educational activities in the Scottish Parliament for Fall-Winter 2000-01. Discusses efforts to prevent a recurrence of the Scottish Qualifications Authority's failure to deliver timely and accurate examination results; recommendations to increase student financial support for further and higher education and thereby widen access; and…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation
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Draper, Janet; McMichael, Paquita – Scottish Educational Review, 2000
A survey of 100 principal teachers (department heads) and 69 assistant head teachers in 50 Scottish secondary schools examined their career identities, intentions to seek promotion, out-of-school identities, and negative attitudes toward teaching. Characteristics of "movers" (desiring promotion) and "stoppers" are discussed.…
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Foreign Countries, Occupational Aspiration, Professional Development
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Donn, Gari – Scottish Educational Review, 2000
Describes the new Scottish Parliament's first education crisis: failure of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), which oversees the public examinations system, to make timely and correct awards to secondary students who sat exams. Discusses data processing problems, accountability and ministerial responsibility, communication issues,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrative Problems, Educational Administration, Educational Certificates
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Sharp, Alex – Scottish Educational Review, 1981
Presents a conceptual and empirical investigation of pupil misbehavior in secondary school classrooms. Identifies three types of dissent by pupils and shows that dissent stems from different aspects of the classroom experience--pupil characteristics, social relationships, and the pedagogic relationship. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment, Dissent, Interpersonal Relationship
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Drever, Eric – Scottish Educational Review, 1979
The author critically reviews the research done in science education, and suggests there needs to be better quality control of research, and that such research should be conducted by educationists interested in science rather than by scientists interested in education. (KC)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Quality Control, Research Reports, Researchers
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Buist, Maureen – Scottish Educational Review, 1980
This paper summarizes previous research findings concerning truants, then looks at a group of 22 young people who, as a result of their continued truancy, were attending an alternative education center. They were asked about their former schools, courses, and teachers and about their feelings toward the center. (Author/SJL)
Descriptors: Continuation Education, Continuation Students, Discipline Problems, Interviews
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Elliot, David – Scottish Educational Review, 1984
Discusses the authority, composition, and duties of the Scottish Examination Board, which examines students for secondary certification and advises the government on secondary education. Discusses the structure and duties of five Board committees and numerous subject panels. Describes the examination process. Explains the executive workings and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Certificates, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries
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Paterson, Lindsay – Scottish Educational Review, 1998
Discusses implications of the new Scottish parliament for socially inclusive, comprehensive secondary education and assesses the role of local government in education in the context of the new government. Argues in favor of radical renewal of the principles of comprehensive education and the development of active citizenship through education.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Comprehensive Programs, Educational Policy, Equal Education
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Duffield, Jill – Scottish Educational Review, 1995
Compares the work of two advisory committees: the Sixth Scottish Advisory Council on Education which produced the 1947 report, "Secondary Education," and the Committee Appointed to Survey Secondary Education in New South Wales (Australia), which produced the "Wyndham Report" in 1957. Concludes that the committee's relationship…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Bureaucracy, Decision Making, Educational Administration
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Stocks, John C. – Scottish Educational Review, 1995
A policy adopted in 1921 by the Scottish Education Department called for segregating postprimary students into two groups: those who had the "mental capacity" for secondary education and those who would be required to leave school at age 15. The unpopularity of the plan, combined with social, economic, and demographic factors, led to its…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Achievement Tests, Educational Discrimination, Educational Policy
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