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Britton, Alan; Hunt, Rachel; Blee, Harry – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
The 'Crofting Connections' (Ceanglaichean Croitearachd) project is described in this article as an exemplar of the prescribed 'Scottish approach' to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Drawing upon the evaluation of this project an argument is made for increased attention to such initiatives that seek to (re)connect children with issues…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Development, Sustainable Development, Agricultural Education
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Arnott, Margaret A. – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
Education policy is a key devolved policy arena in which there are considerable tensions between and within institutions, within and across Scotland and the UK, and in relations with Europe. It may be assumed such tensions could increase during the process of Brexit and the implementation of the 2016 Scotland Act (Arnott 2016; Arnott and Ozga…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Governance
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Clarke, Matthew – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
2016 marks the centenary of "Democracy and Education", in which Dewey argued for the mutually dependent relationship linking a legitimate education system and a thriving democracy. A century later, it seems, democracy and education have been decoupled, with both undermined by developments such as growing inequality, declining…
Descriptors: Democracy, Education, Psychiatry, Politics
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Redford, Morag – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
This paper follows on from the previous bulletin (Redford 2017), which covered the education remit of the Parliament's Education and Skills Committee between September 2016 and January 2017. The following bulletin covers the Education remit of the Education and Skills Committee from January to August 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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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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Dimmock, Clive – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
System leadership is a developing concept and practice increasingly seen as a tool for school improvement, as policymakers switch from traditional top-down reform to professional models of schools working collaboratively. System leadership is being championed by the Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL), but is still in its infancy in…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Leadership Effectiveness, Leaders, Foreign Countries
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Reeves, Jenny – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
Many countries are in the process of adopting radical changes to the purpose, nature and organisation of the school curriculum as the principles of lifelong learning are transferred to schooling. One of the most fundamental changes lies in the emphasis on learning how to learn as a transferable skill set that underpins the whole curriculum. On…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Curriculum Development
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Campbell, Carol; Osmond-Johnson, Pamela; Faubert, Brenton – Scottish Educational Review, 2016
Teachers' professional development and learning is of high interest in educational reform internationally. We present findings from the "State of Educators' Professional Learning in Canada" study. We identify ten features proposed for effective professional learning: evidence-informed subject specific and pedagogical content knowledge a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Evidence Based Practice, Teacher Education
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