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Bown, Lalage – Scottish Educational Review, 1989
Examines various motivations of adults to learn and to participate in organized educational programs. Identifies factors that encourage or inhibit adult participation in educational programs, and distinguishes between learning motivations related to the self and those related to societal obligations. Contains 24 references. (SV)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Influences, Learning Motivation
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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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Hughes, Martin – Scottish Educational Review, 1986
Reexamines the relationship between early education and the community in light of recent research on young children learning at home. Argues that children grow up and receive their early learning in a rich, family-based community and that learning required at school makes few connections with this early community-based learning. (LFL)
Descriptors: Child Development, Community Influence, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment
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Watt, Joyce – Scottish Educational Review, 1986
Discusses the young child's home-community links and less strong school-community links. Examines reasons for schools becoming isolated from their communities. Emphasizes importance of teachers finding ways to relate child's learning to the community and finding ways to let parents share in their children's learning at school. (LFL)
Descriptors: Child Development, Community Cooperation, Community Influence, Early Childhood Education
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Nisbet, John – Scottish Educational Review, 1991
School-based development and self-evaluation were introduced at 16 Scottish schools. After 15 months, 5 schools had made substantial progress toward their chosen priorities, whereas 2 had hardly begun. Conflicts were evident between the collegiate style of self-evaluation and the hierarchical power structure in most schools. (SV)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Interprofessional Relationship
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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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Lloyd, John – Scottish Educational Review, 1991
Before World War II, British schools provided free meals only to poor, malnourished children. Bombing, evacuation, and food rationing transformed public opinion about child welfare efforts and led to cabinet policies expanding school meals and milk services. Particular outcomes in Scotland and special provisions for small schools are discussed.…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Attitude Change, Child Welfare, Elementary Secondary Education
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McLelland, Dorothy – Scottish Educational Review, 1991
A supplement to Craigie's two-volume "Bibliography of Scottish Education" is being compiled in the library of Jordanhill College of Education, Glasgow. Principles of compilation, methodology, and structure of the new bibliography are described. Availability of printed volume and computer disk versions is noted. (Author/SV)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Information Processing
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Corrie, Malcolm; Zaklukiewicz, Stefan – Scottish Educational Review, 1984
Discusses difficulties faced by handicapped school leavers and the limitations of existing research related to the transition of handicapped students from special education to adult life. Suggests future research directions and priorities. Focuses on the need for more research on provision, greater awareness of research issues, and improved…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination
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Kirk, Gordon – Scottish Educational Review, 1984
Examines the developmental context of Scotland's new BEd degree for primary teachers and appraises its principal features. Explores four central related issues: national degree guidelines, underlying notions of professionalism, resulting professional collaboration within and between colleges of education and the teaching profession, and external…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Educational History, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Roberts, Alasdair – Scottish Educational Review, 1984
Reports that 73% of 66 elementary school (primary) teachers interviewed in the Aberdeen, Scotland, area operated using moderate policies of class control, rather than the permissive policies commonly found in small rural schools or the more traditional restrictive policies. (SB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discipline, Educational Environment, Elementary Education
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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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Marker, Willis – Scottish Educational Review, 1982
Of the three possible models for inservice provision, decentralised staff development is the model most likely to bring about changes in schools in a decentralized system like the Scottish one. The inservice system should therefore be reorganised to make it possible for that model to work. (BRR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Decentralization, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Raven, John – Scottish Educational Review, 1982
Teachers and researchers collaborating to implement and evaluate a pilot programme seems straightforward enough. However, unless appropriate steps are taken early to select appropriate staff and encourage shared definitions of the project's purpose, differences in understanding, as well as different priorities, values, and allegiances may…
Descriptors: Action Research, Conflict, Definitions, Educational Cooperation
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Meyer, Barbara – Scottish Educational Review, 1982
Interaction between oral and literate modes of communication in a predominantly oral culture is discussed in the Islamic context of West Africa. Communication is viewed as transmission of knowledge in a formal learning situation (a one way process) and as an informal shared process between literate and nonliterate community members. (BRR)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Communication (Thought Transfer), Foreign Countries, Islamic Culture
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