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Meharg, Debbie; Craighill, Stephanie; Varey, Alison; Cairncross, Sandra – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
This paper applies Whitchurch's (2008) concept of the "third space" to the emergent territory occupied by further education college students as they "cross the boundary" to continue their studies at the university. Findings reveal that these transitioning students face barriers to success, feelings of being isolated and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Bound Students, Transitional Programs, Student Adjustment
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Robinson, Daniel Bruce; Foran, Andrew – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
This paper reports on results from a recently completed research study conducted with pre-service teachers from Nova Scotia, Canada who completed their final student teacher practicum in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. With our attention directed towards a primary research question related to pre-service teachers' own development, data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Practicums, Student Development
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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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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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Cree, Viviene E.; Christie, Hazel; Tett, Lyn – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
It is widely acknowledged that higher education in the UK is under pressure. As successive government's policies have reinforced the idea that higher education is a market like any other, with students as consumers of packages of education, so the pedagogical relationships upon which education have been centred are stretched to breaking-point. But…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Longitudinal Studies, Teacher Student Relationship
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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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Francis, Leslie J.; Village, Andrew; Penny, Gemma; Neil, Peter – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
Recognition that the United Kingdom has increasingly become a multi-cultural and multi-faith society has raised questions about the place of church schools or schools with a religious character within the state-maintained sector. The issue was given particular focus by the Runnymede Trusts report "Right to divide? Faith schools and community…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Student Diversity, Secondary School Students, Positive Attitudes
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Siraj-Blatchford, Iram; Mayo, Aziza; Melhuish, Edward; Taggart, Brenda; Sammons, Pamela; Sylva, Kathy – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
Understanding how we can support children through their learning life course has become a policy imperative, particularly those children from poor homes who would normally be facing a low achiever trajectory. The paper reports on 50 in-depth Child and Family Case Studies (CFCS) that were conducted as part of the Effective Provision of Pre-School,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, At Risk Students, Resilience (Psychology)
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Millar, Rachel; Gillies, Donald – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
"Successful learners" is one of the four capacities, or purposes, of "Curriculum for Excellence" (CfE). This paper reports on a project which aimed to clarify its meaning, explore children's understanding of the term, and consider possible implications of both for classroom practice. The project was thus conducted in two parts:…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Learning, Success, Definitions
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Rudduck, Jean – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
When schools consult with students about their educational experiences, students exhibit increased self-confidence, independence in learning, and commitment to school. Teachers become aware of students' creativity, insightfulness, and responsibility. At the school level, student consultation can change assumptions about student capabilities and…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Democracy, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Hamill, Paul; Boyd, Brian – Scottish Educational Review, 2001
A study examined a Scottish council's initiative to mainstream secondary pupils with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. Classroom observations and teacher interviews at 12 schools indicated that not all departments shared the underlying philosophy, and consultation with community agencies was lacking. Some schools showed progress, but…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Behavior Problems, Classroom Environment
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Davidson, Julia – Scottish Educational Review, 2001
Attitudes towards "setting," a form of student grouping by ability, were studied in four Scottish primary schools. A slight majority of students and a slight minority of teachers preferred set classes. Positive aspects of sets included smaller classes and independent learning in lower-ability sets, and positive class atmospheres.…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Change Strategies, Class Organization, Class Size
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Duffield, Jill; Allan, Julie – Scottish Educational Review, 2000
Group interviews of Scottish students in grades 6 and 9 discussed citizenship education, learning beyond school, the learner as decision maker, and politics. Students sought to widen their opportunities to be involved in decisions about learning and school life. They adopted a moral and social interpretation of citizenship, however, and tended to…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Educational Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Nicolson, Margaret – Scottish Educational Review, 2000
A survey of 43 Scottish open university students, aged 28-87, who were studying another language, examined extent of bilingualism; schooling in and exposure to other languages in youth; school, family, media, and travel influences on language attitudes; and motivations for language study. Social and educational legacies affecting student…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Bilingualism, College Students, Educational Attitudes
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