Education in the United Kingdom

Author: Colin Brock

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472531663

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 8337

Education in the United Kingdom is a comprehensive critical reference guide to education in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man, The Channel Islands, Gibraltar, The Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Anguilla and The British Overseas Territories. Although generically similar in education structures, the various components of the United Kingdom have separate systems, with some very distinctive differences. The chapters, written by regional experts, offer a review of contemporary national and regional educational structures and policies, research innovation and trends. Some of the themes covered include issues relating to the partition of Ireland, differences between maintained and independent schooling, language issues and radical alternatives in teacher education. Including a comparative introduction to the issues facing education in the region as a whole and guides to available online datasets, this book is an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers.

Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education

Author: Gerald Griggs,Kirsten Petrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134819307

Category: Education

Page: 346

View: 2871

The Routledge Handbook of Primary Physical Education goes further than any other book in exploring the specific theoretical and practical components of teaching PE at the primary or elementary school level. As the most comprehensive review of theory, research and practice in primary PE yet published, it represents an essential evidence-based guide for all students, researchers and practitioners working in this area. Written by a team of leading international primary PE specialists from academic and practitioner backgrounds, this handbook examines the three discourses that dominate contemporary PE: health, education and sport. With case studies from twelve countries, including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Spain and South Korea, it provides a truly international perspective on key themes and issues such as: primary PE pedagogy, policy and curriculum development assessment and standards child development diversity and inclusion teacher training and professional development. Offering an unprecedented wealth of material, this handbook is an invaluable reference for any undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme in primary physical education or any primary teacher training course with a physical education element.

A Social History of Educational Studies and Research

Past, Present – and Future?

Author: Gary McCulloch,Steven Cowan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317483871

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 9619

A Social History of Educational Studies and Research examines the development of the study of education in the UK in its broader educational, social and political context since its early beginnings in the first part of the twentieth century. By providing a historical analysis of the contested growth of the field this book examines the significant contribution that has been made by institutions of higher education, journals, text books, conferences, centres, and academic societies. It discusses the problems and opportunities of the field, and its prospects for survival and adaptation to current changes in the decades ahead. The work draws on documentary sources, social network analysis, and interviews with leading figures from across the field. This book highlights international influences on the development of educational studies and research in the UK, its role in the growing internationalisation of the field as a whole, and also comparisons and contrasts with the nature of the field elsewhere. It relates the development to the wider social, political and economic changes affecting higher education in general and educational studies and research in particular. It addresses the historical development of disciplines in higher education institutions and the nature, extent and limitations of interdisciplinarity. A Social History of Educational Studies and Research discuss the problems and opportunities facing the study of education today, and its prospects of adapting to changes in the decades ahead. It is a distinctive and original analysis of educational studies and research that provides the first comprehensive study of its type.

Transnational Perspectives on Innovation in Teaching and Learning Technologies

Author: Emmanuel Jean-Francois

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004366075

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 7200

The volume provides insights on strategies and technologies for teaching and learning that are being used in unique national/cultural contexts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and North America.

Nationalism, Identity and the Governance of Diversity

Old Politics, New Arrivals

Author: F. Barker

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137339314

Category: Political Science

Page: 237

View: 3714

Examining the evolving responses to immigration, migrant integration and diversity of substate governments in Quebec, Flanders and Brussels, and Scotland, Fiona Barker explores what happens when the 'new' diversity arising from immigration intersects with the 'old' politics of substate nationalism in decentralized, multinational societies.

Britain Rebooted

Scotland in a Federal Union

Author: David Torrance

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 1910324043

Category: Political Science

Page: 108

View: 4507

Great Britain, (abbreviation: UK) England, Wales and Scotland considered as a unit. The name is also often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom. reboot, ri-bu:t , verb to restart or revive... give fresh impetus to... federal, fed ar-al, adj. having or relating to a system of government in which several states form a unity but remain independent in internal affairs.Would federalism work in the UK? Wouldn't England dominate a British federation? How would powers be distributed between federal and home Nation level? What about the House of Lords?In the run up to the historic referendum on Scottish independence there has been a plethora of tracts, articles and books arguing for and against, but there remains a gap in the literature: the case for Scotland becoming part of a 'rebooted' federal Union. It is an old, usually Liberal, dream, but one still worth fighting for.It is often assumed that federalism is somehow 'alien' to the Scottish and British constitutional tradition but in this short book journalist David Torrance argues that not only has the UK already become a quasi-federal state but that formal federation is the best way of squaring the competing demands of Nationalists and Unionists.He also uses Scotland's place within a federal UK to examine other potential reforms with a view to tackling ever-increasing inequality across the British Isles and create a more equal, successful and constitutionally coherent country.

The Referendum on Separation for Scotland, Session 2012-13

Oral and Written Evidence, [16 May 2012 - 4 July 2012]

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Scottish Affairs Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215047519

Category: Decentralization in government

Page: 151

View: 9071

For related report, see HCP 542 (ISBN 9780215047519)

Scottish Education

Author: T. G. K. Bryce,Walter M. Humes

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 1040

View: 1482

Awarded a Special Commendation in the National Library of Scotland/Saltire Society Research Book of the Year Award 1999This major volume is becoming the standard text on Scottish Education. It is the definitive reference work, covering standard educational practice and professional thinking from pre-school and primary through secondary to tertiary level. It offers comprehensive coverage of teaching and learning, curriculum and assessment, educational institutions and policies, current achievements and future challenges, and locates Scottish education within its social, cultural and political context. The volume brings together leading experts in the field and draws on the knowledge of consultants from key areas. The breadth and depth of experience of those involved ensures a fresh, frank and authoritative commentary on every aspect of education in Scotland. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with this important aspect of Scottish life.

HC 504 - The Implications of Scottish Independence on Business; Higher Education and Research; and Postal Services

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215075781

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 108

View: 8261

A 'Yes' vote for independence will break up the UK single market and in the short-term could leave Scottish businesses uncertain of their position in Europe, says the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee in this report. A protracted Scottish negotiation over EU membership, and the uncertain investment environment arising from a 'Yes' vote, will have a damaging impact on businesses in Scotland, as well as other parts of the UK. The Committee raises serious concerns that a 'Yes' vote may also leave Scotland facing a currency 'limbo' and in the short term unable to join a sterling currency union and without the prospect of adopting the Euro. Also, the Scottish Government's stated intention to renationalise the Royal Mail upon achieving independence is an un-costed aspiration, bereft of any detail of how it is to be paid for or how it would be done. The Committee also fears for the future of the Universal Postal Obligation in an independent Scotland with its continued survival likely to be secured only at significant additional cost. On higher education, the Committee explored the topics of student fees and UK research collaboration. The central plank of the Scottish Government's HE policy, to charge tuition fees to students from other parts of the UK, was likely to be illegal under EU law. The Committee also expressed concerns this policy would result in Scottish universities facing a financial shortfall, given the significant income currently received for non-domiciled UK students.


Wie zehn Jahre Finanzkrise die Welt verändert haben

Author: Adam Tooze

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641192773

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 800

View: 7486

Zehn Jahre danach: Der Finanzcrash und seine dramatischen Folgen Als die US-Großbank Lehman Brothers im September 2008 zusammenbrach, war dies der Tiefpunkt der Banken- und Finanzkrise. Und obwohl der totale Kollaps der Weltwirtschaft damals verhindert wurde, ist die Finanzkrise noch lange nicht Geschichte, wie der britische Historiker Adam Tooze zeigt. Er schildert, wie es zu dieser Krise der Finanzmärkte kam und welche dramatischen Folgen sie bis heute hat. Denn nicht nur ist durch die Finanzkrise die Stabilität Europas ins Wanken geraten, sie hat auch das Vertrauen in die Kraft der globalen Wirtschaftsordnung erschüttert – und so zum Aufstieg der Populisten beigetragen.

Law Making and the Scottish Parliament

Author: Elaine E Sutherland

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748687661

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 6170

A study of legislative developments in areas of law and policy devolved to the Scottish Parliament.

Schwarzes Netz

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426440172

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4965

Ein neuer Fall für Carol Jordan und Tony Hill - die Bestseller-Reihe von Erfolgsautorin Val McDermid In McDermids neuntem Thriller um das Ermittleduo Hill/Jordan ist der Polizeipsychologe Tony Hill mit einer mysteriösen Serie von Selbstmorden konfrontiert. Stets sind es Frauen, die mitten im Leben stehen, mit ihren prononcierten Meinungen jedoch einen Shitstorm von Internet-Trollen hervorgerufen und diesen offenbar nicht verkraftet haben. Merkwürdig nur, dass sie alle den Freitod berühmter Schriftstellerinnen wie Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf oder Anne Sexton imitieren und sich deren Werke jeweils in der Nähe der Toten finden. DCI Carol Jordan ist unterdessen zurück in ihrem alten Job bei der Polizei und bekommt ein neues Team, mit dem sie im Norden Englands schwere Fälle aufklären soll. Die rätselhafte Serie von Suiziden wird für sie zur Nagelprobe. Hochspannung garantiert: "So packend, dass man alles um sich herum vergisst." The Times

Scottish Politics

Author: Paul Cairney,Neil McGarvey

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 023039048X

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 5955

Fully revised, the new edition of this popular textbook provides an authoritative introduction to all aspects of contemporary Scottish politics and gives a full analysis of the SNP's first majority government.

Schools of Scotland

Author: Anthony J. C. Kerr

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 213

View: 4595

Contemporary Scottish Literature

Author: Matt McGuire

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137070080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 8061

This Guide examines the critical construction of the genre of 'contemporary Scottish literature' and assesses the critical responses to a wide range of contemporary Scottish fiction, poetry and drama. The Guide is structured thematically with each chapter addressing a specific area of debate within the field of contemporary Scottish Studies.