Author: T. G. K. Bryce,A. Kennedy
This detailed, informed and critical account of contemporary education in Scotland examines each of the main sectors in depth: early years, primary, secondary, further and higher education. It scrutinises the historical, cultural, political, and socio-economic dimensions within which schools, colleges and universities operate. Featuring 67 new authors and updated and expanded throughout, this fifth edition is so substantially updated from the previous edition as to practically constitute a new book. The contributors have drawn on up-to-date research and professional analysis to give fresh insights into recent educational developments, in particular during the period from the Independence referendum in 2014 through the complexities of the post-Brexit years. These have been years when education has faced difficult challenges and the writers analyse the many factors affecting teachers' efforts to operate during uncertain times. This latest edition contains forthright and informed commentary on every aspect of education and is essential reading for anyone concerned to know how education currently 'works' in Scotland.
Author: Lindsay Paterson
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Scotland's education system has been claimed by many to be one of the most successful in the world and its alleged decline in recent decades has generated a great deal of controversy. This book is the first full account of the history of twentieth-century Scottish education, by Lindsay Paterson, a leading specialist in the area.Scottish Education investigates Scotland's response to the key question faced by all mass systems of education. How can democracy be reconciled with the necessity of selection - both selection of culture in the maintenance of excellence, and selection of people, allocating them to differentiated occupations while also preparing them for life as equal citizens in the common culture of the community?Paterson argues that the Scottish answer to this has been recurrent attempts to give wide access to common types of educational institution, but continuing to define that education in fairly traditional academic terms. This is then also Scotland's attempt to reconcile the tension be
Author: T. G. K. Bryce
Reviews of the 3rd edition: ' An impressive and informative volume... containing up-to-the-minute information on the state of Scottish education, excellent analysis, critique and self-questioning.' British Journal of Educational Studies 'A compendium which provides a complete overview of the Scottish education system. In all, this is a book even bigger than the sum of its parts.' Education in the North 'The appearance in late 1999 of the monumental Scottish Education met widespread acclaim within and beyond the education community... The third edition is a worthy successor. It demonstrates the same massive scale, and the same encyclopaedic coverage... there are numerous chapters where the level of analysis is impressively high, which are models of lucidity, perceptive and stimulating, and well (in some cases, elegantly) written.'Times Education Supplement 4th edition of the best-selling guide to Scottish Education Significantly revised and updated, it reflects the very considerable changes which have taken place in education in recent years, taking account of a wealth of new research evidence. Featuring some 60 new authors, the latest volume contains fresh, forthright and informed commentary on every aspect of education and is essential reading for anyone concerned to know how education 'works' in Scotland. It examines educational practice and professional thinking from pre-school and primary, through secondary, further and higher education; and locates Scottish education within its social, cultural and political context. T. G. K. Bryce is Professor of Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Strathclyde.W. M. Humes was, until his retirement, Research Professor in Education at the University of the West of Scotland.Donald Gillies is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Strathclyde.Aileen Kennedy is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Strathclyde.
Author: John Kerr
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Originally published in 1913, this book presents a history of Scottish education from the pre-Reformation period up until 1913. Discussion of both schools and universities is included, with special attention given to major institutions and their educational contribution. Textual notes are incorporated throughout. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Scotland and the history of education.
Author: Robert Anderson
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
This book investigates the origins and evolution of the main institutions of Scottish education, bringing together a range of scholars, each an expert on his or her own period, and with interests including - but also ranging beyond - the history of educat
Policy and Practice from Pre-School to Secondary
Author: Margaret M Clark,Pamela Munn
Education in Scotland is markedly different from what happens in the rest of the UK - with a different National Curriculum, school boards to oversee school management and a General Teaching Council which has been in existence since 1965. Whilst there are many examples of successful and innovative practice in Scotland, the system is quite often not recognised as different by writers who talk about the UK education system as if it were one smooth whole. This book describes recent developments in both legislation and practice in Scotland, drawing comparisons with the English system. Chapters cover: * administration and management * the professional competence of teachers * early years education provision * the 'National Curriculum' in Scotland * Secondary Education * Special Educational Needs