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Boström, Lena; Coburn, Annette – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
Education systems in Sweden and Scotland are currently undergoing reforms which have shifted curricula from content driven to student focused approaches. In Higher Education, the shift from elite to more accessible mass education may bring direct implications for teaching and learning. Institutions continually seek evidence of the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Student Teachers, Cognitive Style, Learning Strategies
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Humes, Walter – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
This paper examines the tensions that sometimes arise between educational researchers and policy makers. The recent history of the relationship is described and it is suggested that part of the reason for current disenchantment (on both sides) is that the two groups approach research with different expectations and priorities. Two particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Educational Policy
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Day, Stephen; Bryce, Tom – Scottish Educational Review, 2013
Policy studies in science education do not have a particularly high profile. For science teachers, policy lurks in the background, somewhat disconnected from their normal classroom practice; for many, it is simply taken-for-granted. This paper analyses policy documents which have emerged from Curriculum for Excellence ("CfE") that impact…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Curriculum, Educational Policy, Experience
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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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Donn, Gari – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
Discusses gaps in the provision and quality of education across Commonwealth countries and between the Commonwealth and other countries. Outlines a research agenda on issues related to access to education (home, community, school, personal, and political barriers); inclusive education (both for children with disabilities and cultural minority…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Comparative Education, Diversity (Student)
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Thomson, Ian – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
For most of the 20th century, Scottish teacher education in physical education, sport, and recreation were divided by gender and philosophy and provided by two specialist colleges. Analysis of the government's 1986 decision to merge the colleges focuses on the shift in power and control from the self-contained world of physical education to…
Descriptors: Centralization, Colleges, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Williams, Peter – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
Presents a historical overview of educational cooperation among Commonwealth countries, 1959-2003, focusing on themes of cooperative international programs and institutions, consultation and joint activity, and Commonwealth student mobility. Addresses prospects for the future survival of this cooperation. (SV)
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students
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Cross, Beth – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
Examples from upper primary classrooms in Scotland and Jamaica demonstrate the subtle ways in which teachers support or restrict the classroom use of community languages (Scots and Patwa) through their broad or narrow implementation of language policy. The metaphor of fractals, derived from complexity theory, can form a sensitive and appropriate…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Comparative Education, Dialects, Discourse Analysis
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Kane, Jean; Riddell, Sheila; Banks, Pauline; Baynes, Anne; Dyson, Alan; Millward, Alan; Wilson, Alastair – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
Interviews with 17 key informants and surveys of 278 schools in Scotland explored policy and practices related to parent and student participation in the development and implementation of individualized educational programs (IEPs). While finding such participation desirable, education professionals did not agree on what constitutes participation,…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Nisbet, John – Scottish Educational Review, 2003
In 1971 the Scottish Universities Council for Studies in Education (SUCSE) was formally constituted as a representative voice of the Scottish university departments of education. One aspiration was to coordinate degree courses across the universities as a distinctive Scottish MEd degree with credit transfer to promote mobility. However, the…
Descriptors: Consortia, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Smees, Rebecca; Sammons, Pam; Thomas, Sally; Mortimore, Peter – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
A Scottish national study examined relationships between pupil background characteristics and performance in reading and mathematics at 80 primary and secondary schools. Age within the grade level, gender, and socioeconomic disadvantage had varying effects on achievement in different grades. School-level variations were more marked for primary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Elliot, Karen; Sammons, Pamela; Robertson, Pamela; Power, Sally; Campbell, Carol; Whitty, Geoff – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
The Scottish "New Community Schools" program encourages health, education, and social service agency collaboration to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children. A first-year evaluation indicates that additional funding has enabled new multi-agency initiatives, particularly in health promotion; development of students' personal learning…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Ancillary School Services, Community Involvement, Disadvantaged Youth
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Smith, Mary; Tett, Lyn – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
A study examined the potential role of Scotland's New Community Schools (NCS) program in dealing with pupils with social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties (SEBD). Interviews with 15 parents of children with SEBD found common experiences of poor coordination of services and nonproductive engagement with professionals. NCS could promote…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Coordination
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Pilz, Matthias – Scottish Educational Review, 2002
The German vocational education system, possibly the opposite of a pure modular system, must change to match the needs of a rapidly changing and specializing labor market. Four types of Scottish modular programs (National Certificate Modules, Scottish Vocational Qualifications, General Scottish Vocational Qualifications, and the new "Higher…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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