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Smith, Joseph – Scottish Educational Review, 2018
This paper proposes the concept of 'Curricular Epistemic Socialisation' as a process through which the school curriculum shapes the disciplinary epistemologies and identities of high school (11-18) teachers. Drawing on a survey of history teachers in Scotland (n=101), a cohort comparison is made between those trained since the introduction in 2010…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Epistemology, Secondary School Teachers, Excellence in Education
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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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Craig, Murray; Thorburn, Malcolm; Mulholland, Rosemary; Horrell, Andrew; Jess, Mike – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
Key to the effective enactment of policy and high quality learning and teaching in schools is a contemporary understanding of teachers' beliefs, and an awareness of the professional issues which are particularly important to them. Despite a surge in academic and policy interest in physical education in Scotland, only two studies have examined…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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Torrance, Deirdre; Notman, Ross; Murphy, Daniel – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
There is growing awareness of the contribution teachers can make to school leadership, particularly in relation to improvements in curriculum and pedagogy. Teacher leadership offers the potential to engage teachers in bottom-up approaches to school improvement and liberate the professional creativity of teachers. Despite such positioning, clearer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership, Experiential Learning, Investigations
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Notman, Ross – Scottish Educational Review, 2015
This article outlines a research study into the perceptions of a small sample of New Zealand school leaders about the nature of leading in a high-needs school environment. Reflective data collected from leaders indicated that a broad-based concept of high needs centred on the socially disadvantaged world of families, student-related factors both…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Disadvantaged, Educational Change
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Christie, Beth; Beames, Simon; Higgins, Peter; Nicol, Robbie; Ross, Hamish – Scottish Educational Review, 2014
This paper examines the frequency and nature of outdoor learning provision in Scottish schools, with specific attention paid to teachers' approaches to learning outdoors, and it considers what further support and professional development teachers need to progress their practice. This enquiry is timely as limited data has been gathered over the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, 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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Torrance, Deirdre – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
Contemporary efforts to reconceptualise the teaching profession in Scotland as seen with the Donaldson (2011) "Review of Teacher Education," the McCormac (2011) "Review of Teacher Employment" and the GTCS (2012) "Review of Professional Standards" are aligning themselves to certain principles. Among them, is the core…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Styles, Power Structure, Department Heads
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Priestley, Mark; Minty, Sarah – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence typifies many international trends in curricular policy, through its emphasis on generic skills and competencies, its focus on pedagogy and its apparent extension of autonomy to teachers as agents of change. Such curricula pose considerable challenges to school systems, where prevailing practices are often at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Educational Quality, Skill Development
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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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Deuchar, Ross – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
The introduction of citizenship education as a key cross-curricular focus in Scottish national education guidelines is discussed in relation to New Labor's "Third Way" politics. Data from ongoing qualitative research in 10 Scottish schools provide evidence of pupil and staff participation in school decision-making processes as well as…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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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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Powney, Janet; Lowden, Kevin – Scottish Educational Review, 2001
Reviews alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use by youth in the United Kingdom, and explores some problems with drug education in Scottish schools. Discusses teachers' lack of confidence in their own credibility as drug educators; moral dilemmas arising from values conflicts between teachers, students, and families; teacher responsibilities; and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drug Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Purdon, Aileen – Scottish Educational Review, 2001
A study examined attitudes of 50 new teachers toward emerging Scottish policies concerning continuing professional development (CPD). Findings indicate that teachers need to be better informed about CPD and other policy initiatives; characteristics of an effective professional educator must be identified; teachers must critically analyze their…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Maclellan, Effie – Scottish Educational Review, 2001
A study sought to ascertain the "official" conception of numeracy in Scotland as published in Her Majesty's Inspectorate (HMI) audit reports. 300 HMI reports on 300 primary schools were examined for references to computational proficiency and understanding of number. Segments signifying proficiency were significantly more numerous than…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education
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